I was at work when the macroburst hit Evansville, IN on Friday May 9th, 2014. It was the strongest wind I have ever experienced and it was compounded by the fact that there were no warnings of any kind. There were no tornado warnings, and I don’ t think there were even any severe thunderstorm warnings. So, when the wind picked up, I thought nothing of it.
It was around 4:20 pm and I was filming the rain coming in through the over head door at work. We have new building managers, so wanted to show how bad of a mess this rain was causing, little did I know the wind burst was going to come through and separate the 15ft over head door frame from the brick building.
This sudden burst of wind knocked the over head door in about 4-5″, sheering the nails holding it in place. I’m near Garvin Park, where there were a lot of trees down, so it could certainly have been worse. You can tell by my nervous laughter that I was convinced I was going to be tornado food.