Woman swept away in bathtub during tornado

Cindy Busick

April 28, 2011 4:44:26 PM PDT
Cindy Busick and her husband are working to piece together their lives after their home was destroyed 12 days ago in Lee County.

Busick nearly lost her life. She was home alone in her Rice Road home when the tornado struck. She says she hid in a bathtub that was blown more than 75 yards from the house.

"I slammed down," Busick recalled. "My house was up in the air and spinning, but when I came out, I wasn't even in the bathtub anymore. I didn't even know that I was still alive, it was just devastating."

There's not much left of the home, but what little was left is a reminder of how lucky she is.

Busick's husband, Kevin, knows how close to death his wife could have been.

"When they showed me where she ended up, I just cried," Kevin said. "I thanked the Lord she's still with us. It was tough. I don't know how she made it, but she did."

The Busicks are starting over but they are thankful they have each other.

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