Nurse recounts moment she found woman in body bag ALIVE after Georgia tornado in April 2011
A nurse has recalled the astonishing moment she unzipped a body bag and found the woman inside apparently killed by a tornado that flattened her home was still alive.
She recounted the story exactly a year after storms ravaged the South, flattening homes and killing resi Nike Shoes dents many of whom ended up in body bags in a make shift morgue in a Trenton, Georgia.
Unperturbed by the gruesome sight, they immediately got to work and started an IV drip to try to stop the bleeding. ‘We just di Nike Shoes d what comes natural,’ she said.
Speaking to Channel 3, Lawson said: ‘I’m just glad that they were there that night and heard me.’
She recounted hiding in her closet as the severe weather began to batter her home. ‘By the time that it had got to my area,
it was too late for me to go anywhere,’ Lawson said.
‘Just as I shut the [closet] door,
that’s when everything started the hitting, the roar, and the house
started breaking apart.’
She was found in a ditch under the debris of her home and taken to the center where she was later found alive.
The storm completely flattened the house. She has now rebuilt it and undergone surgeries to h Nike Shoes eal.
‘I really didn’t think that she would live, to even to make it to the hospital. None of us did,’ Culpepper told Fox. ‘It’s a miracle. I look at her and I think she’s a miracle.’
Lawson returns to the centre every week to visit Culpepper and the other staff who saved her.
She said she believes she was kept alive to take care of her father, who was suffering from dementia. ‘I guess that was God’s way of keeping me here, to make sure daddy was okay,’ Lawson said.
The tornadoes between 25 and 28 April last year swept across the South, Midwest and Northeast, claiming more than 300 lives. Fourteen died in Georgia, whi Nike Shoes le Alabama lost a staggering 238 people.