85yr old man filmed the tornado that ripped through his home, killing his wife

1,250
0
Posted by moku 2019 years ago in Nature
COPY
COPY
Story Continues Below

The encounter, which was caught on camera, showed the tornado as it hit the home before continuing only with the howling wind as the the screen blacked out entirely.

Schultz became engulfed in debris as the the chimney collapsed and took him with it, according to the Daily Herald. After a few moments had passed, a neighbor helped dig Shultz out of the rubble before advising not to “look down.” When Schultz asked why, the neighbor replied, “Because your wife is right under you. She’s dead.”

Schultz, who now lives northeast of Genoa on a two-house farm property with his white shepherd names Missy , will be returning to Fairdale for a memorial dedication on April 9. Schultz said that Missy, who went missing for two days after the tornado struck their old home, helps to keep him company.

“I’ll be watching TV, and something comes on that needs a comment, and [Geri] is not there. But Missy’s always there,” Schultz told the Daily Herald, adding that Missy always sleeps on the sofa with an afghan that Geri had crocheted for her — a keepsake that he had managed to salvage from the rubble and debris.

“This is the last thing she crocheted. It was for Missy,” Schultz said.

On Sunday, Schultz’s video of the tornado striking his home was posted onto Vimeo with the intent of warning other people to not make the same mistakes that Clem and Geri made on that terrible day.

“PLEASE do not attempt to video or take photos of a tornado as it approaches your location,” the video’s caption reads. “PLEASE follow National Weather Service warning advice: ‘Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle, or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.”

Click to View or Post Comments Hide Comments