January 13, 2005--Posted at 5:30 p.m. CDT
"It sounded just like a locomotive coming right through the wall," said Terry Shirley Sr. of Monette.
"Apparently a tornado hit and tore off most of the roof we have leaks on the inside and we are probably going to be closed down for a while," said Buddy O'Connor Commander of the VFW Post.
"We could hear some one hollering and I come around the corner of the house with my spotlight and my nephew and his girlfriend come running from the trailer," said Shirley.
Around 2:30 Friday morning the Shirley family said they heard sounds that sounded just like a tornado that when this storm roared through the area tearing this trailer in two.
"It had blowed their trailer up and they were inside of it and they crawled out of the bottom of it and was running through the yard trying to get up here they was just scared to death," said Shirley.
Bobby Shirley Jr. and his girlfriend were inside the trailer when the winds destroyed it.
"Them two down there in that trailer had the good Lord on their side, we was lucky because it didn't blow our house away but they lost everything they got and they are lucky to be alive," said Shirley.
Although Region 8 suffered damage across the area luckily no one was seriously injured.