How do you get on the news with a Prom Picture? Put a tornado in the background!!
Charlie Bator and Ali Marintzer did just that, causing the picture to go viral and it even became newsworthy!
They posed for this picture as the tornado hovered in the background three miles away.
The huge large tornado was waging a path of destruction on the the outskirts of nearby Wray, Colorado last weekend and was moving away from them as the picture was taken.
ABC7 in Denver reported:
Marintzer said when they first spotted the tornado, it was a small funnel cloud which quickly developed into the bigger tornado.
At an estimated distance of about 2.5 to 3 miles from their home, Marintzer realized the tornado never posed a danger to the family and once it weakened, Heidi took her phone out and snapped the shot of the teens with the tornado in the background, as seen in the photo above.
Ali and Charlie also took the time to admire the powerful tornado after creating the epic photo.
The prom was not canceled due to the tornado, but it was delayed by 45 minutes.
Five people suffered injuries from the tornado and several buildings were damaged significantly.
The tornado was also only one of several tornadoes that tore through Wray in Yuma County that day.
Three homes were among the significant damage a major highway was closed heading out of Wray due to downed power lines and other damage.
As the tornado was far enough away and heading the other direction, the kids took the opportunity to take selfies and other pictures with the twister.
Tornadoes touched down across northeast Colorado on Saturday, including a damaging tornado near and north of the town of Wray. Several tornadoes touched down in Yuma County as northward moving storms interacted with a warm front and unleashed several twisters.
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