- Created on Sunday, 05 February 2017 00:00
An incredibly lucky woman rode out a killer Texas tornado in a bathtub. The National Weather Service forecast office described an 800-yard-wide tornado packing winds of 130 mph that tore off the roof of a storage building and tossed a party barge 200 yards into a grove of trees. But one woman who took shelter in a bathtub got the ride of her life when the tornado lifted the tub out of the home and deposited it in the woods with the woman still in the tub. Except for some cuts and bruises the woman was not injured. In the absence of an underground storm shelter, meteorologists frequently tell people to shelter in a bathtub during a tornado because it is heavy and typically well-secured. And in this case they weren't wrong. Unfortunately, her house was totaled.