Texas Twister Takes Pair on Wild Ride…in a Bathtub!



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Deadly storms ravaged the Southern US last weekend, killing at least 19 people.

Stories of survival are also emerging, and one in particular is quite astonishing.

Charlesletta Williams, 75, and her son Rickey Williams said they were watching the local news at around 5.00 pm on Saturday when they saw an urgent warning of a possible tornado – with their home in Smithland, Texas directly in its path – reports KSLA.

They quickly ran to the bathroom to take cover in the tub, and seconds later, they heard the 130 mph winds engulfing the home.

The National Weather Forecast Service filed a storm report on Monday night, and it describes trees being snapped and uprooted, power lines downed, a party barge being thrown 200 yards into a grove of trees.

But perhaps most shocking of all is the blurb about what happened to Charlesletta and Rickey:

A woman inside took shelter in a bathtub and the tornado lifted the tub out of the home and deposited it in the woods with the woman still in the tub but the woman was not injured.

Here, they share their story.

KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Bathtubs are usually safe place to take cover during a tornado because they are sunken in and tied to the ground through their plumbing. However, Charlesetta said their PVC didn’t stand a chance.

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