One year ago, tornado plucked child from home and onto I-485

One year ago, tornado plucked child from home and onto I-485

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 6:21 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 4 at 7:06 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The family that lost everything when a tornado ripped through their neighborhood is reflecting on that day with NBC Charlotte.

“All we came out with was our lives, the most important thing,” said Latonya Stevens.
   
Latonya Stevens' two young daughters were injured when an EF-2 tornado tore the roof right off their home March 3, 2012.

Stevens’ son, who was just seven at the time, was lifted out of the home by the wind -- and dropped along the side of Interstate 485.

One year later, the family tells NBC Charlotte, the experience changed their whole outlook on life.

“We're more grateful,” said Stevens “It could’ve happen to anyone,” she said.

They're also grateful for the outpouring of support and donations from the community. The family is still looking for a permanent home. For now, they're staying with relatives.
 

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