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- Hanceville, AL
Twenty years ago tomorrow night will be the anniversary of the "Veteran's Day Outbreak" of November 10, 2002. It's also my TalkWeather 20th anniversary this week as well, because 20 years ago I found TW looking for information about the upcoming severe weather threat. That is a night that will forever be in my memories. I remember my entire family crouching in the hallway under couch cushions and pillows as a tornado tore through Good Hope and we weren't sure if we were next. (This was the Saragossa tornado of Walker and Cullman Counties.) I remember a police car flying down the strip between our neighborhood and the apartments behind us making every sort of noise possible to warn people and the look of fear on my grandfather's face as all four of us adults made a shield around my then nine-year-old son. We were spared that night, but my heart broke for those who weren't, especially my cousin and his wife who lost their home, but thankfully, not their lives. What are your memories of that night?