The new girl fiance leaves town after realizing Bill Paxton still loves Helen (Jo) Hunt. Hunt's aunt's house is destroyed in the twister, but she lives. In desperate attempt to escape the storm, Bill and Jo tie themselves to a pipe that leads 30 feet into the ground. The tornado passes over them and they are not harmed in any such way. (yea that's Hollywood for you) Paxton & Hunt end up together, & their tornado experiment works.