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An epic marriage proposal is redefining what it is to be engaged in a whirlwind romance.


Joey Krastel is a meteorologist and risk analyst for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. His obsession with natural disasters began when he witnessed his first tornado at four-years-old.

He is also a romantic whose recent proposal to his longtime boyfriend, Chris Scott, is blowing us away.

Krastel posted a picture depicting "The 2 loves of my life" with a dramatic tornado looming in the background.

Scott's mutual fascination with storm chasing, which involves the treacherous act of tracking down and documenting cataclysmic weather events, brought the two together when they followed each other on Instagram.

According to NBC News, Scott reached out to Krastel, who posts pictures of storm sightings, and inquired:

"Hey, do you actually chase tornadoes?"

Krastel, Scott and two of their friends sought out a Tornado in Salina, Kansas that the National Weather Service declared a "tornado emergency" for several counties in the state.

When the thrill seekers followed the tornado to Tipton, Krastel knew it was the right time to seize the moment and declare his love.

"It all just kind of came together and happened so quickly. I was like 'OK, this is it.'"


Although the storm appears further off in the distance, Krastel said it moved closer towards them. But for him, the adrenaline rush was worth getting down on bended knee to pop the question.

"I called to my friends to get back in the car. I was just so emotional just because it was my happiest place, being with him next to the storms."

The Douglas County Office of Emergency Management did not report any fatalities but said 15 were hurt from storm-related injuries.

Despite capturing the exciting moment, Krastel said safety is of utmost importance and acknowledged that chasing storms can be dangerous.

"People need to listen to the warnings and listen to the National Weather Service and their local meteorologists. They know what they're talking about and their only goal is to save you."

Twitter congratulated the couple on the adrenaline-infused proposal.







Because Twitter is a strange place, users couldn't help but notice Krastel's choice in footwear for the special occasion.



One user offered their congrats and a friendly warning in one tweet.

The bar is set.


Scott seems like he's floating on air, but we hope it was Krastel who swept him off his feet.

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