I've been through a few tornadoes myself. Although I've never lost my home, I know the fear of hearing tornado sirens blaring, having to seek shelter in a bathtub with my family, and wondering if a tornado would hit our house as we waited for a violent storm to pass.
In 2007, my story, A Safe Haven (about one of my tornado experiences and how our neighbors took care of us) was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul People Who Make a Difference: The Headlines You'll Never Read and was later reprinted in Hometown America.
For more information on the recent tornadoes:
Tornadoes Leave Destruction Across South
Obama ramps up recovery help for tornado-hit south
Some ways to help:
Seven Ways to Help Tornado Victims