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‘I Think It’s Our Time to Go’: KSNW Forced to Evacuate During Tornado

KSNW, the Wichita NBC affiliate, was forced to evacuate yesterday afternoon when one of the tornadoes that hit the Midwest yesterday headed straight for its studios.

Meteorologist J.D. Rudd was on-air updating viewers on the path of a twister approaching downtown Wichita when chief meteorologist Dave Freeman cut in,  “You know J.D. in twenty years I’ve never said this but I think it’s our time to go.” said the off-screen Freeman who repeated they had to get to the shelter several times before forcefully saying, “Everybody down below. Let’s go!”

Rudd exited the screen as Freeman assured viewers they’d leave the radar up for viewers to monitor the tornadoes path.  The two told viewers they were hanging out near the stairs to the basement while continuing to broadcast. Freeman appeared back on screen ten minutes after the initial scramble for the shelter.

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