LANCASTER - Kevin Waters, a visiting health nurse, was with a patient at her Lancaster home Tuesday when they saw the sky turn a menacing shade of dark gray. They looked out the window and saw a tornado racing toward the patient's home on Pepperidge Drive.
Waters,the patient and a physical therapist who was also there crowded into a small bathroom.
"It sounds exactly like what they talk about - like a train coming through," he said. "You could hear the air swishing around you and the insulation started blowing under the door."
All of sudden the noise stopped and Waters peaked out the door. He saw the bright sky where the roof once stood.
The bathroom was the only room with a roof still over it. Furniture was strewn around the living room, a side bedroom was gone and chairs and clothes were strewn around the kitchen. Parts of the home's exterior brick was torn away.
Waters' Mustang parked out front had large dents to the front and back.
Other homes along the street also suffered serious damage. Dazed residents stood in the driveways next to battered vehicles, cell phones to their ears, describing their ordeals and the damage to relatives.
"I was pretty terrified," Waters said. "It's sort of a miracle we lived through it."
That's a picture of the house below.
-- Alex Branch