Washington, Illinois (CNN) — Steve Bucher knew something was ominous about the weather.
\”The sky was just rumbling for 20 minutes,\” Bucher said on CNN\’s \”New Day,\” on Monday, the day after a devastating tornado outbreak destroyed his Washington, Illinois, home and dozens of others in several Midwestern states. \”I told my wife I\’ve just never heard anything like this in my life.\”
Soon, she was begging him to go downstairs into their basement.
\”Within 30 seconds, the house was literally vibrating from the direct hit of this funnel cloud,\” Bucher said.
\”Next thing we know, things are cracking, and glass breaking and furniture came around the corner, missed us even though it came down the hallway where we were,\” he said.