Here’s what some of the survivors experienced:
Jeremy Cooper – ‘We are so, so lucky’
The tornado hit a short distance from the house that Jeremy Cooper of Joplin, Missouri, shares with his family. “It started on 10th Street and I live on 7th Street,” he said.
Cooper said sirens alerted him to what was in store – but not really.
“I could hear the tornado,” he said. “When the first siren went off, ’cause it went off twice, you could hear in the air, the wind like a train.”