Complete the text with the Past Simple or Past Continuous of the verbs in brackets

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It (rain) very hard when the bus (leave) the school. When we (get) home, my Aunt Carol and Uncle Arthur (wait) for us. They (tell) us to run into their basement. When I (look) up the road, I (see) that a tornado (come) towards our house. We all (run) towards the shelter. But it was too late. The tornado (pass) over us while we (try) to get down the stairs. We (close) the door when the wind suddenly (pull) it off. The noise was as loud as a train, and it was very dark. My uncle (hold) me down when suddenly the tornado (lift) him and threw him against a wall. Everybody (scream) for help while the tornado (throw) things on top of us. Suddenly the wind (stop) . It (become) very quiet. My uncle and sister were hurt, but we all (survive) .