I have never really been in a tornado Huang a few came pretty close. April 3rd, 1974 Louisville, Ky was hit by several tornadoes as were Ohio, Indiana and several other States. This was back before we had sophisticated radars and other technology. I wad home alone when the sirens went off and it was scary. Thankfully the only damage was that the wind ripped our antenna off our roof. Living there the last 20 years we had plenty more scares. I looked out my window one afternoon and saw a funnel cloud trying to form. I wasn't sure at first but the Tv confirmed it. You could tell what it was from the way the clouds were swirling around. Also, a cousin of mine lost her house and several outbuildings on her ranch several years ago in an f 4 tornado.