Wednesday August 24, tornadoes surronded the Forth Wayne area - one big one, but a total of 8. My host dad Todd texted my host mom that it was on its way to our area, and we all went downstairs into the basement. We spent several hours down there, just watching the news about the tornadoes.. None of them came to New Haven, but a big one flattened a Starbucks Cafe, 45 minutes away. My host brother Andrew, his wife Amanda and their kids Landon and Carter came over, and we played in the basement. I am not used to extreme weather.. it never really occured to me in Sweden. I am just thankful that we all are safe.