HomeCoverINTERNATIONAL94-year-old Taopi girl survives twister; childhood residence destroyed

94-year-old Taopi girl survives twister; childhood residence destroyed

Norma Kiefer
Norma Kiefer(KTTC)

TAOPI, Minn. (KTTC) – “It’s a really exhausting day. I don’t get to return to my home. It’s fairly unhappy. I’ve been there 72 years,” 94-year-old Norma Kiefer stated.

Tuesday night time’s EF-2 twister left her residence in items.

“All my youngsters had been born there. I’ve ten youngsters, and so they had been all born there. That’s the one residence they know. It’s unhappy it’s gone now. It’s a tragic time,” she stated.

Regardless of her loss, Kiefer stored a smile on her face.

“I by no means anticipated one thing like this to occur however I assume that’s life,” she stated.

Norma's home after tornado
Norma’s residence after twister(KTTC)

Kiefer stated she’s grateful to be alive.

“It’s a miracle that everyone lived by way of this. As a result of if I stayed in my residence, I wouldn’t be right here,” she stated.

Kiefer’s daughter, Mary is the city’s mayor.

“My daughter got here and acquired me,” she stated.

Kiefer stated she was taking shelter in her residence when the storm started.

“I had gone to the basement and I used to be coming again out of the basement and my window and my utility room blew out the steps and by that point Mary was coming to get me,” Kiefer stated.

Kiefer and her household are grateful the neighborhood has come collectively to assist these whose properties had been broken by the twister.

“We’re staying right here. We’re dedicated to our city. All people’s serving to us to dig out and make a plan,” Mary Huntley, Kiefer’s daughter stated. “The worst factor is that we most likely misplaced 8-10 properties, 8-10 constructions that most likely gained’t be capable to be repaired.”

Mary’s residence was the least broken within the city. It’s serving as command central the place folks can get meals, water and relaxation.

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