CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina family is counting their blessings after three children ripped from their beds by a tornado are back home after hospital treatment.
Latonya Stevens says her 7-year-old son Jamal was sucked from his room as a tornado tore apart the family home’s second floor where he slept. It was one of nearly 200 homes damaged by the storm in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties.
A neighbor found Jamal about 100 feet away, tossed to the far side of a fence along Interstate 485.
His 3-year-old sister Amber and 4-year-old Ayanna were released from a hospital on Sunday. Amber was found in her home’s yard under some debris. Ayanna landed in a neighbor’s yard.
All three children have bruises and scars, but no broken bones.
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