A storm chaser proposed to his boyfriend as a huge tornado swirled towards them.

Joey Krastel, 27, got down on one knee in front of the tornado which hurtled through Tipton in Kansas on Tuesday.

In a sweet picture capturing the moment he popped the question to Chris Scott, 23, Joey captioned it: "The 2 loves of my life".

Joey, a meteorologist and risk analyst for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, met Chris on Instagram and bonded over the fascination with natural disasters and storm chasing.

This week, the couple set out with two friends to 'catch' the Kansas tornado after the National Weather Service issued a 'tornado emergency'.


Starting their hunt in Salina, Kansas, Joey decided to propose after finding the storm in Tipton, reports NBC.

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

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

After sharing the proposal image on Twitter , it has racked up 8,000 likes.

Joey has so far been on 70 storm chases in his life and first became interested in them after seeing a tornado when he was four.


He then went on to pursue a career in natural disasters – which led him to find husband, Chris – who messaged him on Instagram asking he if was a real storm chaser.

Chris's interest in storm chasing started when he saw the film Twister as a child with his dad.

Given their shared passion, Joey said he always had a storm-themed proposal in mind, and thought it would be the "perfect way to seal the deal".

No fatalities were reported from the Kansas tornado, but 15 people did receive storm-related injuries, according to the Douglas County Office of Emergency Management.

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