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Illinois resident Barb Clark survived one of the most severe tornadoes, an EF4 that tore through Washington, Illinois with winds up to 190 miles per hour.
Clark hid in her basement closet with her family as the tornado ripped her home to pieces.
She and her daughter had just returned from church, and were home for less than 15 minutes when the tornado warning sirens went off.
"You always think, well, it's probably just another warning that won't amount to anything. When the hail started, my husband sent me and my 2-year-old grandson and my 18-year-old daughter to the basement, and then he actually stayed upstairs and kept an eye out and saw the tornado actually coming towards the house," said Clark.
Clark's daughter-in-law made it to the house, and scrambled into the basement "within minutes of our house being destroyed on top of us," said Clark.
Should people be happy that the Dow Jones industrial average hit a historic high of 16,000?
"Not if you're concerned about the economy," said CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Peter Schiff, author of "The Real Crash – America’s Coming Bankruptcy."
Schiff correctly predicted the housing market crash would overwhelm the financial system.
"The rise in the stock market, it's not because of a good economy but because of bad monetary policy. What's driving the rally is the (Federal Reserve) pouring all this cheap money into the market," said Schiff.
"The Fed is enriching the few at the expense of the many," said the investor.
Washington, Illinois (CNN) - Steve Bucher knew something was ominous about the weather.
"The sky was just rumbling for 20 minutes," Bucher said on CNN's "New Day," on Monday, the day after a devastating tornado outbreak destroyed his Washington, Illinois, home and dozens of others in several Midwestern states. "I told my wife I've just never heard anything like this in my life."
New York (CNN Money) - The Dow Jones industrial average topped 16,000 for the first time ever Monday, while the S&P 500 briefly surpassed 1,800. But neither indexes closed above those milestones.
The Dow rose to an all-time high of 16,040.20 but pulled back as the day wore on. The S&P 500 rose to a record of 1,802.37 but finished the day lower.