(ASSUMPTION PARISH, La.) — Security footage captured the desperate measures a FedEx delivery driver took to stay alive when a tornado swept through a Louisiana town last week.
Kyra Johnson wedged herself between the outside of the wall of a local hardware store and a soda machine when a tornado blew through Assumption Parish, Louisiana.
Security footage shows the soda machine falling to the ground as Johnson races to try to find safety outside. The doors to the hardware store were locked.
“I just said, ‘God what do I do, what do I do,’ so I grabbed onto the door and that’s where I was standing until it finally stopped,” Johnson told local ABC station WBRZ-TV.
“I could have been blown, ripped away…but nothing, nothing touched me,” Johnson said. “Thank God I’m here.”
WBRZ-TV reported the National Weather Service classified the tornado as an EF3, a tornado with wind gusts between 136 and 165 miles per hour.
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