In December, tornadoes ripped through six states in the midwest. It caused over 90 deaths 76 fatalities in Hopkins County, Kentucky. However, one family was lucky enough to survive.
When the storm approached Clara Lutz’s home in Kentucky, she and her family fled to the bathroom for protection. She placed her two grandchildren in a bathtub with a pillow, blanket, and Bible. Shortly after, the tornado hit the house, ripping it off its foundation. The bathtub was swept away with the 3-month-old Dallas and the 15-month-old Kaden still inside it. When the storm passed, the frightened grandma prayed to God that the rescue workers would find her grandchildren alive.Lutz also survived the tornado and had only suffered a minor head injury.
However, what happened next is truly remarkable: Even though the house was destroyed by the deadly winds, it missed the bathtub where Lutz’s grandchildren were hiding. “The two babies survived tornadoes that ripped the bathtub they were sheltering in and tossed it with them inside”, said the grandma.
The local sheriff helped in the search and eventually found the two children in the yard, with the bathtub tossed upside down on top of them.
They had minor cuts and bruises, but they were found to be fine. Dallas, the infant, had suffered a bump to the back of the head and was treated at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
This family survival story of how of babies in a tub torn away by tornado survive is incredible and encouraging. It’s miraculous that the children and their grandmother were able to survive such a terrible tornado. Unfortunately, not many people have had the same fate, and hundreds lost everything before the holidays.
America is praying for all victims of the December tornadoes.