Grandmother and child take refuge in bathroom, only room that remains
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:00 AM
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.
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.
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.