When the weatherman told Magoffin County residents to get to a safe place because a tornado was nearly upon them, Elezene Holbrook started down the steps into her basement. Sometime between the first step and the last, the apparent tornado passed directly over her house. "It was over so quick," said Holbrook, 90. "I didn't even have time to really get scared. Everything went to crashing, and then it was over."
Survival Stories From Tornado Victims
By Josh Kegley, Lexington Herald-Leader • Mar 4, 2012