While the house around them was literally torn to shreds, they managed to survive unlike many others in a community with few basements and little protection from tornadoes.
Rated a Category F5 on the Fujita scale, this type of tornado clocks in at between 261-318 mph. It has the capacity to lift strong frame houses off their foundations and literally disintegrate them — and it did. It has the ability to lift automobile-sized objects, turn them into missiles and rocket them through the air — and it did. It has the ability to strip bark from and uproot trees, and demolish steel reinforced concrete structures — and it did.
With tornadoes, hurricanes, warfare, tsunamis, floods, fires and earthquakes, it is no surprise that many people are feeling overwhelmed and that there is a real need for charitable outreach in the world today.