For some MU students, the recent tornadoes hit close to home

Monday, November 18, 2013 | 5:19 p.m. CST; updated 10:27 p.m. CST, Monday, November 18, 2013

COLUMBIA — As tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, MU junior Kristen Shookman tried frantically to call her parents and sister in Washington, Ill.