Thomasville, NC - Wednesday night's forecast put some residents in Davidson County on edge.
In November of 2011, the staff of Skippers Seafood Restaurant rode out an EF2 tornado that tore through Davidson County.
The strong winds ripped the roof off the building, as employees hid and prayed inside.
The wind and the powerful rain left them on pins and needles again.
"I said, 'not again, not on a Wednesday night'," said owner, Lynn Feredinos. "We're just a little nervous. Every little noise, every little sound, we're jumping. We're like, 'what's going on? Let's check outside'."
Feredinos said ironically, they had the same crew working Wednesday night that was there when the tornado hit. However, she was at the restaurant on Wednesday night instead of her husband.
They all did their best not to think about it. But they also made sure this time they were on top of it.
So when the winds picked up and the rain started to fall, they knew exactly what was going on.
"I have a TV in the office, so I run in there and check my phone for updates," said Feredinos. "It's hard. We pray a lot that we don't have a repeat."
Lynn said she was happy people showed up for dinner Wednesday night. It added a little normalcy to a frightening night.
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