The tornado ripped the roof off the home of Pam Reel, who took shelter with her grandson in a small bathroom. It was the only room where the ceiling was not torn off.
The tornado ripped the roof off the home of Pam Reel, who took shelter with her grandson in a small bathroom. It was the only room where the ceiling was not torn off.
A Winston County woman knows somebody was watching out for her family after her mother and son survived an EF-4 tornado in a small bathroom, the only room where the ceiling wasn't ripped off.

Kaci Ewing said she was a half mile out when the EF-4 tornado struck the home of her mother, Pam Reel, on McCullough Road.

"She was there with my 9-year-old son," Ewing said.

Reel grabbed her grandson and the two took shelter in a small bathroom near the back of the house.

"It was the only room left standing with an intact ceiling," Ewing said, expressing thanks. "No one was injured not even a scratch."

Reel later told Ewing that she didn't see the twister but heard it.

The family plans to remove the rest of the debris and rebuild.