Despite the long distance, Stevens only suffered minor injuries while his family’s home was demolished, including the whole second floor, where Stevens was sleeping, which was blown away.
“The bathroom was gone, and I was looking outside,” she said, adding that she then covered the twins and raced to find Jamal and Ayanna, both of whom had been sucked out of the home.
Little Ashley was unscathed. Her twin sister, Amber, was found under the rubble in the living room, alive but injured. Ayanna had been hurtled into a neighbor’s yard, and Jamal had been swept onto the embankment of the interstate, Stevens said.