Adamsville couple woke up to EF-2 tornado Monday night - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Adamsville couple woke up to EF-2 tornado Monday night

L-R: Bonnie and Johnny White speak to Alan Collins about the storm. Source: Damian Johnson/WBRC L-R: Bonnie and Johnny White speak to Alan Collins about the storm. Source: Damian Johnson/WBRC
Johnny White speaks to Alan Collins. Source: Damian Johnson/WBRC Johnny White speaks to Alan Collins. Source: Damian Johnson/WBRC
The view of the sky from the White's mobile home. Source: WBRC video The view of the sky from the White's mobile home. Source: WBRC video
ADAMSVILLE, AL (WBRC) -

One Adamsville couple is thankful to be alive in wake of Monday's storm.

The Whites went to sleep about 9 p.m. only to wake up around 11 p.m. with the roof of their mobile home falling down on their heads.

"I started yelling, 'In the name of Jesus!' as loud as I could holler. I kept hollering it until the wind ceased," Johnny White said.

White and his wife Bonnie were trapped in their bed with him holding up part of the roof.

"I was shaking. He was hollering. I said, 'Don't let me go.' He kept holding tight. I said, 'What about the dogs?' He said, 'Don't worry about the dogs. They will be okay,'" Bonnie White said.

The Whites and their dogs survived the tornado that hit the Longview Mobile Home Park. Bonnie White suffered injuries to her hand and arm but no broken bones. Thanks to the park's manager the Whites were able to move into another mobile home.

Other mobile homes were badly damaged and one abandoned trailer was overturned. The Whites are thankful.

"I think God was holding that stuff down on us to protect us. I thank God we are alive," Johnny said.

The Whites said they are looking forward to the future and the birth of their sixth grandchild.

Copyright 2014 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Six Hawaii post offices to be open this Sunday

    Six Hawaii post offices to be open this Sunday

    Saturday, December 16 2017 5:31 PM EST2017-12-16 22:31:54 GMT
    (Image: Hawaii News Now)(Image: Hawaii News Now)

    HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Postal Service announced that the following six Oahu Post Offices will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday to serve its seasonal increase in holiday customers. - Airport (Main) Post Office - Ala Moana Post Office - Kaneohe Post Office - Mililani Post Office - Waialae Kahala Post Office - Waipahu Post Office Postal officials expect Dec...

    More >>

    HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Postal Service announced that the following six Oahu Post Offices will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday to serve its seasonal increase in holiday customers. - Airport (Main) Post Office - Ala Moana Post Office - Kaneohe Post Office - Mililani Post Office - Waialae Kahala Post Office - Waipahu Post Office Postal officials expect Dec...

    More >>
  • Gay couple disagrees over consent to have child

    Gay couple disagrees over consent to have child

    Saturday, December 16 2017 4:57 PM EST2017-12-16 21:57:22 GMT
    (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)(Image: Hawaii News Now/file)

    HONOLULU (AP) - Attorneys for a divorced lesbian couple agree that consent to having a baby together is a crucial issue in their child support dispute but disagree over whether both spouses gave it.      The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a case that national gay rights advocates say they're paying close attention to.      An attorney for the woman who wants to give up her parental rights says her client didn't agree to her then-wife get...

    More >>

    HONOLULU (AP) - Attorneys for a divorced lesbian couple agree that consent to having a baby together is a crucial issue in their child support dispute but disagree over whether both spouses gave it.      The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a case that national gay rights advocates say they're paying close attention to.      An attorney for the woman who wants to give up her parental rights says her client didn't agree to her then-wife get...

    More >>
  • Modular housing units for homeless are on the move

    Modular housing units for homeless are on the move

    Saturday, December 16 2017 4:35 PM EST2017-12-16 21:35:18 GMT

    WAIANAE, Hawaii  – Modular housing units to be used to shelter those experiencing homelessness in Honolulu are scheduled to be moved to Waianae starting Monday.  The modular units will be placed on a parcel of land acquired by the city at 85-248 Farrington Highway next to the Maluhia Lutheran Church. The oversized loads will be escorted by special duty police officers and leave Honolulu Harbor at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wed...

    More >>

    WAIANAE, Hawaii  – Modular housing units to be used to shelter those experiencing homelessness in Honolulu are scheduled to be moved to Waianae starting Monday.  The modular units will be placed on a parcel of land acquired by the city at 85-248 Farrington Highway next to the Maluhia Lutheran Church. The oversized loads will be escorted by special duty police officers and leave Honolulu Harbor at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wed...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly