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RAW VIDEO: Illinois tornado eyewitness

Anthony Khoury says he and his family were in their home in Washington, Illinois, when his father thought he heard a helicopter flying overhead. Khoury and his parents turned to look out the window only to see a tornado barreling through their neighborhood. 

‘The tornado happened in my backyard and you can hear people screaming. We were freaking out,’ he said. Khoury stood by the window documenting the tornado as it passed through. He says he started praying while capturing the video. ‘I’m a man of faith,’ he said. 

The 21-year-old says after the tornado dissipated, he and his family went outside to survey the damage. He says to their surprise their home was not affected by the tornado, but unfortunately the surrounding neighbor faced a lot of damage. ‘It was complete destruction. There are people in the streets crying,’ he explained. ‘We’re so blessed that our street was untouched. You drive out of my street and all this destruction is there. A mile away it is all destroyed,’ he said.

– CNN, iReport



Guest on 18/11/2013 3:00am

Especially devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the recitation of the Most Holy Rosary, the second promise of which states….’I promise My special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary’ – Our Lady to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan – the prayers he recited automatically which comprise the Rosary as well as devotion to one’s Guardian Angel . That’s what you do folks when threatened with any danger!

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