It took six people to pull Barbara Jarrell from the wreckage of her house after the tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. She believes the rafters pinning her to the ground was fortunate because it prevented her from getting sucked out of her home by the powerful winds.
"The glasses all start breaking, popping out. My ears started popping. I felt the suction ... I heard my house just flying apart," she says. She survived the storm, but immediately after panic set in because no one could hear Jarrell screaming for help.
Even the sound of a bullhorn app on her phone couldn't be heard above the rubble. She was able to call her brother but service was going in and out.
It was a man walking by who finally stopped where Jarrell's home once stood and heard her cries. A group of people worked together to lift the beams and slide her out.
Jarrell's daughter Tiffany says her "heart stopped" when she found out what happened to her mom. It was about an hour before they were reunited.
To their relief, the women were able to find their two cats on Tuesday. Ralphie and JJ were buried in the debris, but are now safely back with their family.
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