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Charleston girl, 95, used bathtub to shelter from twister

HI, BRETT,. SAY MOST OF THE DAMAGE HERE IN THE RIVER VALLEY WAS CAUSED BY HILL DONE TO HOMES AND CARS AS THOSE TORNADO WARNINGS WERE ISSUED, PEOPLE FILLED UP. LOCAL STORM SHELTERS HERE IN FORT SMITH ANDN I CHARLESTON WERE SENT. ONE FAMILY, A POSSIBLE TORNADO, SENT THEM RUSHING TO FIND A SAFE SPOT INSIDE THEIR HOME. WHERE WE HAD A SRMTO SHELTER OUT BEHIND THE HOUSE, BUT WE DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO GET GET IT. WE HEARD REALLY LOUD NOISES WE SAW ON THE TV, ON THE WEATHER CHANNEORL WATCH AND 40/29. THEY SAID GETS TO SHELTER SO MY MOTHER IN LAW GRABBED MY NINETY FIVE YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER AND THREW HER IN THE BATHTUB. SO I’M PROUD SHE DID MARK ALBERT U LOCAL WHILE SHE AHEAD IN THE BATHTUB KEPT A NICE ALL SAFE. AND SO DID THE HOUSE. HER LATE HUSBAND BUILT MORE THAN 70 YEARS AGO. IT ALSO KEPT KARLA WOODS AND HER DAUGHTER SAFE IN THE CLOSET AS THE STORMSIT H MONDAY NIGHT. AS SOON AS WE GOT IN THERE, WE HEARD ETH LOUD SOUND. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A SMALL TORNADO, BUT TO UST I WAS VERY SCARY. THIS IS MY THREE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. THIS IS CASSIDY. SHE WAS VERY BRAVE. JUST LIKE, WE’RE PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK. WE WERE. SHE WAS FINE. I WAS CRYING AND SHE’S PATTING ME ON THE SHOULDER, SAYING, IT’S OK. SHE WAS MY SUPPORT. TREES WERE TOPPLED. FORTUNATELY, NOT ON E THHOUSE, SO WE NEVER HEARD THE SIRENS. THAT’S BECAUSE THE FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER SSAY THEY’RE NOT SURE WHY, BUT THE STORM SIRENS IN CHARLESTON WERE NOT WORKING WHENHE T TORNADO WARNING WAS ISSUED. CREWS WERE OUT TODAY FIXING THEM. EVERYONE WE TALKED TO WAS GLAD THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED FROM THE STORMS, REALINGZI THAT TO MANUALLY IT OUTF O UP. AND OF COURSE, WE’RE CERTAINLY GLAD THAT SUE WAS OK AFTER THAT STORM. NOW, THE FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER TELLS ME THE CREWS WERE ABLTOE REPAIR THOSE STORM WARNING SIRENS IN CHARLESTON AND THAT THEY SHOULD BE WORKING AGAIN IF THEY’RE NEEDED TONIGHT.

95-year-old Charleston girl used bathtub to shelter from potential twister

Charleston household describe how they took shelter throughout Monday’s storm s

“We now have a storm cellar out behind the home, however we did not have time to get to it,” mentioned Sue Neissl, after twister warned storms hit the Charleston space Monday night time.Neissl sheltered in her bathtub. She informed 40/29 Information she credit the stone home her late husband constructed greater than 70 years in the past for conserving her and her members of the family protected.“We heard actually loud noises. We noticed on TV, the climate channel, we had been watching 40/29 and so they mentioned, get to shelter. So, my mother-in-law grabbed my 95-year-old grandmother and threw her within the bathtub,” Carla Woods mentioned. “Nicely, I am glad she did, might need acquired blown away if she hadn’t,” Neissl added.Woods and her daughter took shelter inside a closet.”As quickly as we acquired in there we heard the loud sound. It might need been a small twister, however to us, it was very scary. My 3-year-old daughter, Cassady, she was very courageous. She’s like, we’re enjoying disguise and search. She was positive. I used to be crying and she or he’s patting me on the shoulder saying, it is OK. She was my assist,” Woods mentioned.The storm toppled close by timber, however thankfully, none fell on the household’s dwelling.Franklin County Emergency Supervisor Rick Covert informed 40/29 Information storm warning sirens weren’t working when the twister warning was issued Monday night time in Charleston. Crews labored on the sirens Tuesday and Covert mentioned they’ve been repaired and are actually functioning correctly.There have been no storm-related accidents reported to officers.

“We now have a storm cellar out behind the home, however we did not have time to get to it,” mentioned Sue Neissl, after twister warned storms hit the Charleston space Monday night time.

Neissl sheltered in her bathtub. She informed 40/29 Information she credit the stone home her late husband constructed greater than 70 years in the past for conserving her and her members of the family protected.

“We heard actually loud noises. We noticed on TV, the climate channel, we had been watching 40/29 and so they mentioned, get to shelter. So, my mother-in-law grabbed my 95-year-old grandmother and threw her within the bathtub,” Carla Woods mentioned.

“Nicely, I am glad she did, might need acquired blown away if she hadn’t,” Neissl added.

Woods and her daughter took shelter inside a closet.

“As quickly as we acquired in there we heard the loud sound. It might need been a small twister, however to us, it was very scary. My 3-year-old daughter, Cassady, she was very courageous. She’s like, we’re enjoying disguise and search. She was positive. I used to be crying and she or he’s patting me on the shoulder saying, it is OK. She was my assist,” Woods mentioned.

The storm toppled close by timber, however thankfully, none fell on the household’s dwelling.

Franklin County Emergency Supervisor Rick Covert informed 40/29 Information storm warning sirens weren’t working when the twister warning was issued Monday night time in Charleston. Crews labored on the sirens Tuesday and Covert mentioned they’ve been repaired and are actually functioning correctly.

There have been no storm-related accidents reported to officers.

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