Lamar Park resident says she took shelter in tub with her four boys

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Lamar Park Subdivision resident, Semaris Ward, says she was home alone with her four boys when Sunday's tornado ripped through her community.

Ward says she heard the tornado was coming toward her home, not long after she and her children returned home. She says a few minutes before she instructed her boys to take shelter, she heard a roaring noise and her ears popped.

Ward and her children waited for the impact of the tornado in the tub. Wards says the tornado lasted only seconds, and her home lost power.

Ward added, before the tornado hit, they were in the studio area of the home, which is were the tree crushed her house and her vehicle. She says she is thankful no one was hurt.

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