A 4-month-old baby has miraculously survived after being swept up by a tornado and blown into a tree.
Baby Survives Tornado
Sydney Moore, from Clarksville, Tennessee, was inside her mobile home with her partner and two young children when a tornado hit the area on Saturday, December 9.
Moore said that her partner attempted to keep Lord from being swept up by the tornado. “He went to try to grab Lord off the bassinet, and the roof had already come off. The bassinet was the first thing to go up, but Lord stayed in the bassinet, in the air, like he seen him in the bassinet in the air,” Moore added, according to Nashville’s News Channel 5. “They did two twirls, he said, then they got thrown.”
At about the same time in another room, as the wind howled, Moore decided to jump on top of their other son, who is 1.
Moore and the one-year-old baby were crushed under the trailer. She said somehow, she was able to push them free and get out.
She said they were frantically searching for 10 minutes when they found their baby alive, lying in a fallen tree in the pouring rain. “I swear to God he looked like he was placed in a tree with a gash on the side of his face, right here. It was a deep gash, but they glued it shut,” she added.
All of them survived the tornado with cuts and bruises.
“I thought he was dead,” Moore said. “I was pretty sure he was dead and we weren’t going to find him. But he’s here, and that’s by the grace of God.”
Six people were killed by the tornado as it tore through northern Nashville, Clarksville and the surrounding areas last Saturday evening. Dozens more were injured in the freak-weather incident, with homes and businesses extensively damaged throughout the area.
City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts offered his sympathies over the tragedy. “This is devastating news and our hearts are broken for the families of those who lost loved ones. The City stands ready to help them in their time of grief,” he said in a statement seen by ABC News.
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