House collapses during live TV interview (video)

Clint Thornton looks as his house collapses 
By: Hydar Tomar 

(Scroll down for video) It was an interesting twist to a family home that was hit by a tornado, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

A man who survived a tornado with his family, received a second shock when his roof collapsed on live television.

The owner of the home, Clint Thornton, said that he was about to leave for work, when he saw a funnel cloud heading towards his home.

"I turned the key to get out of the door, and I could see the funnel and all types of spinning waste. I headed straight home," Thornton said.

Thornton was able to reach safety inside a closet with his wife, where he said they began to pray.

Thornton, who was unhurt, was describing how his family hid from the storm when there was a sudden noise from inside the house and parts of the ceiling of the room began to rain down on his family members.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that storm damage Monday morning in Birmingham, was caused by a tornado with winds estimated at 90 miles per hour.

The tornado was part of a system of rain and thunder storms that hit Alabama on Monday. National Weather Service said that a line of severe storms was caused by a cold front that moved into the state.

Maximum temperatures in the state were mostly in the 70s, but was expected to plummet into the 50s on Tuesday.