Alecia Coleman was thrown through a bathroom wall and into a mudhole by the EF-4 that tore through Louisville last week. Above, her husband Thomas sets aside pictures scavenged from the debris.
Alecia Coleman was thrown through a bathroom wall and into a mudhole by the EF-4 that tore through Louisville last week. Above, her husband Thomas sets aside pictures scavenged from the debris.
A Winston County woman thanks her neighbors for rescuing her after last week's tornado trapped her under a pile of debris.

Alecia Coleman, of Brooksville Road, was taking shelter in a bathroom when the EF-4 tornado that tore through Winston County struck her home.

She was sitting on the commode when she was thrown through a wall and into a mud hole, said Thomas Coleman, Alecia's husband.

"She was trapped under a pile of debris," he said.

After the twister left the area and residents started to come out of shelter, a neighbor, Larry Loyd, heard her yelling for help.

"He [Loyd] got her out," Coleman said.

Alecia received a fractured knee, 15 stitches and a contusion from the storm, he added.

"But she's still alive."

Coleman and his son-in-law, Justin Chandler, were out Thursday picking through the debris looking for salvageable items.

"Our plan is to clean up and rebuild in Noxapater," Coleman said.