A family in Northern Indiana, whose home was completely devastated by the Memorial Day tornado, was shocked to find an unscathed Bible among the rubble.
Speaking to WTHR, Nancy Sander revealed that the house, located just outside Macy, Indiana, in Miami County, belonged to her sister who was in Florida with her family when the notorious EF-2 tornado hit the area. While the house was completely ripped off its foundations, part of it was blown more than half a mile away into a nearby field, the Epoch Times reported.
Over the last two weeks, a barrage of tornadoes has rocked the United States. According to weather experts, they stemmed from the volatile mixing of warm, moist air coming from the southeast. Meanwhile, forecasters claimed the storms were among a whopping 53 tornadoes that made landfall across eight states on May 27, including Ohio and Indiana. At least one person has been killed and scores of others injured.
Sander also told the outlet her sister's family would have been sucked out of the home by the tornado if they had taken shelter in the basement. As of now, the house lies bare, with only a few items remaining such as household goods, quilts, and a copy of The Holy Bible.
"The majority of household items we’re finding here, but we found her quilt in the woods and her red wagon in the swamp," Sander told WTHR.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter and described the storms as "very dangerous and damaging," saying the administration is currently looking into restoring the lives of those who suffered from the extreme weather. "My team continues to update me with reports from emergency managers in the States affected. Listen to your local officials and be resilient," Trump tweeted. "We are with you!"
On May 23, lawmakers approved a $19.1 billion disaster-relief package. The agreement between the House of Representatives and Senate negotiators came to fruition only after Trump said he would sign it without any border wall funding. According to the Washington Examiner, the Republican-led Senate approved the measure 85-8, but it is yet to pass the House.
The recent surge in thunderstorms over the past two weeks was driven by high-pressure over the Southeast compounded with an unusually cold trough over the Rockies that forced warm, moist air into Central United States, creating a congenial setting for tornadoes to form.
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