Georgia family fights tornado to reach safety

GRIFFIN, Ga. ---  Tyler Peavy wakes to the sound of something hitting the back porch. It's 12:30 a.m., and hail is beating a deafening rat-tat-tat against the windows of the bedroom he shares with his brother, Corey, in the family's one-story ranch home.


"This ain't no regular weather," Tyler thinks.

The tornado doesn't just strike the house, but like a malevolent intruder it forces its way inside.

It grabs hold of the wall behind the boys' double beds, ripping it away from the rest of the house. The wall tumbles into the yard, leaving the brothers exposed. As they stumble from their beds, they can feel the wind pulling at them.

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