On April 27th, I received a phone call from my dad who said a tornado hit Cullman, AL. As I was on the phone with him, I received a text message from my mom saying a tornado hit Cullman, the building she worked in was gone, and she couldn't find my little brother.

I told my dad what my mom just said and he immediately hung up. Little did I know it would be eight hours before I heard another word from my parents.

The worst eight hours of my life.

As a journalist, you interview people who have experienced natural disasters, but I never thought it would happen to me.

Here's my mom's story of survival.

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