Being inside of a tornado is one of the most dangerous and scary things you can imagine. Unfortunately thousands of people in and around Oklahoma City, Oklahoma know what that is like now and 24 of them didn't survive it. Since that area is prone to tornadoes, some of them had even already known what it felt like. There are people who actually make it their business to chase after tornadoes and get in the middle of them. But most of us will, thankfully, never know what it's like. We can only use our imagination. If you're lucky enough to survive one, you've got a hell of a story. Here's what happens when you're inside this deadly force of nature from those who experienced it.
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Tornadoes are extremely loud. People have described them as sounding like a freight train or locomotive. "Feels like a freight train is going to go up your back," said one. Says another: "I heard one heck of a freight train barreling through the field. We were MILES away from any functioning train tracks." It's preceded by an eerie dead silence.