Kelly Snay, of Norwalk, knew better than to stand on her front porch Sunday and take a video of the storm with her cellphone.
But Snay, of 39 Maple Street, couldn’t resist.
“I had to,” she said. “All my life I have been around tornadoes. I am a bad example. I should have gone to the basement but I didn’t.”
This is what happened, in Snay’s words.
“I was on my front porch when the sirens went off, Snay said. “I wanted to see it. Before the sirens went off there was something that went off in the sky. It was a teal color. It almost looked like the clouds were mirrored. I woke up my husband — he works midnight. He told me to tell him what happened when it was over.
“We have been through tornadoes before. We were at Mohican when the Brown Derby was destroyed (during a tornado years ago). We were a distance from the Brown Derby, but we were in the same line. We had our four kids and we put them in the bathroom.”