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Woman hides in closet as twister lifts her home

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One woman said that she hid in her closet as Wednesday's twister lifted it up her home and dropped it 20 feet away from its foundation.

Joyce Jones said that she was sitting in her coat closet when the tornado approached.  

"The next thing you know, I was going for a ride in that house right there," said Jones.

A sheriff's deputy rescued Joyce. But once she was out of her home, she only wanted back in for one thing: a picture of her son, Tristan, who passed away a year ago.

"They wouldn't let me get my stuff out. They kept saying everything can be replaced. No ma'am. They can't be replaced," said Jones.

On Thursday, Joyce got her wish. She was able to find many pictures of her son.  She said now she couldn't care less that her home is gone.

"I just know that there's a reason for all things. God has a purpose for all of us. And you know I was in that closet and the whole time everything was going on, I was praying," said Jones.

Church groups and high school students were assisting people in the clean-up on Thursday.


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