Lessons from the Storms: Survivors reflect tornado that hit Triad 2 years ago

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Two years ago this week, a tornado ripped through parts of Davidson County and High Point, damaging more than 200 homes.

Dan and Carol Krawiec survived the storm by taking cover under the staircase of their High Point home.

"You know what they say about stairwells being the strongest part of the house--it really is. Of course, we had a little help from above," said Carol, whose home had to be rebuilt. "It was very traumatic the eight months it took to build this home back. We had a lot of good days and bad days."

The Krawiecs were only able to salvage a few items, like family pictures and her wedding ring--found under a mattress.

The Krawiecs said blessing came from the storm including life lessons.

"I do thank God every day for everything that we have," said Carol, who no longer worries over little things and has found simple living in owning less.

"Some things don't matter like they thought. Some things we lost we didn't really need," Carol said.