Skip to comments.Burnet County (TX) couple (whole family) unhurt in tornado: ‘I felt the house being lifted’
Posted on 06/13/2014 6:33:43 PM PDT by bgill
While he and his sister, 13-year-old Elizabeth, huddled in the bathtub, his parents Trent Ashworth and Stacie Ashworth clung to the side of the tub with the mattress thrown over them. The house started to shake and the lights went out, said Elizabeth Ashworth. I felt the house being lifted, she said. Everyone in the bathroom was praying by this time.
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Everyone, including the dogs, are safe and sound due to a very well constructed home. I'd repair the home and leave it right where God planted it.
I’d look for some ruby slippers first.
You keep on lifting me...higher and higher.
The print edition of the Statesman had the following on the front page this morning, “At least three Burnet County homes are damaged by a tornado, including one home thrown 150 years from its foundation.”
Allow me to be the first to welcome them to the 21st Century.
My grandmother lived near a house (in Worcester, MA no less) that had been lifted and set down in a tornado. Supposedly it was set down right on the town line and after that they paid 1/2 their taxes to each town. They used to always point it out to me, but right now I’m really not sure if this is a true story or not!
I’m glad these folks were OK.
“Let’s do the time warp again!”
“Id look for some ruby slippers first.”
LOL, it does! 150 years!
Friends in SE OK City huddled in the hallway under mattress. After the big rush, the wife exclaimed “Oh, the lights are back on!”. Actually it was the sky. The whole house was gone except for a section of one side of the hall and a section of the back wall. The last three big ones in that area all passed close or hit their house. The one last year was aiming straight for their house but veered away at the last moment.
We lived there. They need to get a cellar or make friends with someone who’s got one.
“We lived there. They need to get a cellar or make friends with someone whos got one.”
They put in one when they ‘renovated’.
We had a funnel in our neighborhood last night. It took the roof off a house about 1/4 mile away and threw it into the lawns adjacent to the residence. Lots of damage to tall trees.
I had a lot of damage to the trees, as did the neighbors home. There were pieces of purple sage in with the limbs, and we nor the neighbors have any of that in the yard.
Same thing happened to my grandfather’s barn but it wasn’t thrown a distance, just lifted, rotated and set back down almost in place. Not too badly damaged, they repaired it and left it as it landed.
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