When a woman from the US state of Kentucky felt a tornado approaching, she placed her two grandchildren – ages 3 and 15 – in the bathtub for protection. Together with a blanket, a pillow and a bible.
Although the tornado threw the bathtub from the house, the two small children survived.
“I felt the rumbling, I felt my house shake,” Clara Lutz told local TV station 14 News. Shortly before, the American had placed her two grandchildren, fifteen-month-old Kaden and three-month-old Dallas, in the bathtub. “I tried to protect them, but before I knew it, the bathtub was ripped out of the floor.”
After the tornado passed through, Lutz’s house was completely gutted down to the foundation. A projectile, a water tank from the bathroom, hit her on the back of the head, yet she went in search of her grandchildren as fast as she could. For a moment, she feared the worst. “I had no idea where they were. I could only pray: Lord, please bring my grandchildren back to me safely.”
Not much later, both children were found in the backyard, under the bathtub. Although it was pouring, they weren’t even wet. “Dallas did have a bump on the back of his head. We didn’t know what was going on,” said Lutz. She went to the hospital with the child, but everything turned out to be fine.