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Woolard Lane: Stories of survival

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WASHINGTON, N.C. - People all over the East are picking up debris, trying to rebound from the damage Friday's tornadoes left behind.

On Woolard Lane in Washington,  9 On Your Side found several stories of survival.
     
Timmy Mayo says he had missed the tornado warnings because he was taking a shower. Mayo says he was putting on his shoes when what sounded like heavy rain got him to open his door.
 
"The door blew off and went on and up,” said Super Timmy Mayo, who says the tornado knocked him unconscious. “It blew me back in the house on the floor. Like I said, I don't know if it knocked me semi-unconscious or what but I found myself in the bedroom laying in another puddle of blood where my nose was bleeding. "

Mayo says he's grateful that the wind sucked him inside his home instead off pulling him outside.

He wasn't the only close call from the tornado.

Charles Webb  says and he and his fiancee were listening to StormTeam9 weather coverage when they got the warning to seek shelter. Webb says he knew his trailer wasn't safe so he and his fiancee ran to their landlord, Nancy Woolard's brick home across the road.

"I could see debris falling upon me. It was like a movie," said Webb.

Webb says just as they entered Woolard's home, a 13,000 pounds tree fell right where they had been standing.

" It won't three seconds,  1,2,3 boom!!!" said Webb.

That wasn't the only tree that hit Woolard's homes. Three other trees fell on her home, crushing most of her living room and kitchen. Mike's Hauling and Tree Service, says they pulled more than 80,000 pounds off Woolard's home.

Woolard's says luckily her friend is letting her stay at her house until her home can be fixed.



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