RICHMOND, Ky. (FOX 56) – A Richmond family caught stunning cellphone footage of a possible tornado on Saturday, Jan. 1.

The Cruse family was sitting on their porch when around 2 p.m. on Saturday, they saw what looked to be like a large funnel off in the distance. Steven Cruse thought to take out his cellphone and capture the amazing video.

Cruse yelled out to his daughter Savannah Cruse to come out quickly and see what was forming off in the distance.

“And I realized the tornado over there, I mean it was a tornado,” Cruse said.

Cruse said she wasn’t scared when she saw the funnel because, with the daylight, they could make out that the tornado was far enough away. However, she described the feeling of suction out on her porch.

“It started rotating, and I kind of realized something’s not right. The wind was blowing towards me, but it kinda went back,” Cruse said.

Cruse immediately called her brother in Western Kentucky where another tornado warning was issued Saturday. Her brother is a student at Western Kentucky and was in the area celebrating the new year the night prior.

“He was in a chick filet taking shelter in the bathroom. He’s fine. He’s on his way back home,” Cruse said.

Cruse’s father, Steve, had perfect timing when he started recording on his cellphone, as the sirens started going off near Moberly Road.

After posting the video to Facebook, Cruse’s video currently has over 29K views.

“He’s like, Am I going to be famous? We’re just surprised and shocked at how many see it,” Savannah Cruse said.

Cruse, like many other residents in Richmond, found it surreal to see another tornado so soon in Madison County.

“There’s a lot of loss right before Christmas, and now it’s New Year and we’re bringing in more tornados,” Cruse said.

But Cruse said it did not ruin her New Year, “I think I’ll move past it and be ok, I don’t think anything’s going to dull my mood. I’m going to remember this.”

Cruse did not take shelter today, unlike the night of Friday, Dec. 10, when she and her family took shelter in the middle of the night. Cruse said that tornado was scarier than the one she experienced today.