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Missouri man rides out tornado in farm field

  • Published Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at 9:54 a.m.

— A southeast Missouri man has given a harrowing story about riding out a tornado face-down in a field.

The storm hit Sunday in the area around Morley, Mo., part of a series of deadly storms that moved across the Midwest.

Morley is roughly between Sikeston and Cape Girardeau.

Farmer Dean Miles told the Southeast Missourian that he was outside when he saw a seed company building obliterated by what he believed was a tornado. Unable to get away, he hit the ground between a shed where he stores hay and his office building.

Miles says he was dodging flying debris, including pieces of metal. A large piece of wood flew over his head and through a window of the office building.

A neighboring mobile home was blown off its foundation, and another nearby was destroyed.

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