Lethal tornadoes impact lives of Latter-day Saints

Just hours before some 150 tornadoes touched down April 27 across six states in the U.S. South — carving a historic and tragic swath of death and destruction — Colleen Robbins shared a harmless joke with her husband, Wade.

The longtime Tuscaloosa, Ala., resident and Church member was no stranger to the sorts of tornado warnings that were being issued that day. She knew most such warnings are issued and pass without a twister ever touching down. So that day Sister Robbins told her husband, tongue in cheek, "that I'd be hiding in our bedroom's middle closet when the tornado hits our home."

That's exactly what happened.

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