Brad and Janine Stickleman may have the best tornado warning system in all of Nebraska. When their dog, Champ, headed straight for the basement on May 17, 2000, they knew that the eerie skies were holding a lot more than they could have ever imagined. It started with baseball-sized hail and ended with a mound of destruction caused by an F-3 tornado. Just before the storm hit, Champ took off up the basement stairs. The twister destroyed the Stickleman's home, but their biggest concern was Champ.