. . .Dale Thrasher was inside Yazoo City's Hillcrest Baptist Church when it was flattened by the tornado."I went in the sanctuary and got under the pulpit table and the whole building fell around me," he said.His injuries: "three little scratches.". . .Click [url=http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/weather/04/24/tornado/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn]Here[/url] for more on the tornado.
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. . .Jean Oswalt heard the shrill whistling, grabbed her dog and a pillow and huddled in a closet in the back of her house Saturday. A nine-shelf shoe rack fell on top of her; a series of what sounded like explosions seemed like it would never stop.When sounds did, the first thing Oswalt saw was her husband's Bible which, seconds earlier, was in the front room."And it didn't have a scratch on it, and it was not wet," she said.The fact that Oswalt the mother of Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt was able to tell her story was significant in itself. Five people died a few hundred yards down the road in the small town of Weir.Oswalt's four-bedroom, brick home was heavily damaged. The only rooms with walls remaining were in the back of the house, which was a recent addition her son paid for as a Christmas gift.. . .[url=http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-04-25-yazoo_N.htm]Source[/url]