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Jim Peters' home west of Bluffton. His parents farmed the 80-acre spread on the property for 47 years.

'I'm lost' says Bluffton man who survives tornado

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Jim Peters' plan was to take cover in the basement immediately after closing the front door.

He had no idea a tornado was literally on his doorstep.


The winds ripped the front door off the hinges and the next thing Peters remembers is waking up leaning on the counter, people calling his name to check on him.

"I don't know how long I was there," Peters says. "They said they hollered at me seven times before I made it out the door."

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