A Huntsville teen is especially grateful after his younger brother and sister survived a deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
Timmy Wallace said the twister came within a block of his family's Oklahoma house.
"My uncle called me into the living room and he had the news on," said Wallace. "He asked me where my mom lived and I said Moore, Oklahoma."
Wallace described the last 24-hours as some of the most worrisome of his life. He watched the massive tornado rip apart Moore, Oklahoma and he tried to contact his family for hours
"I even ended up calling the police department asking, 'what information can you give me,'" said Wallace.
After hours of busy signals, Wallace was finally able to get through to his mom.
"She told me she and my little brother were alright and that the tornado was actually a block from the house," said Wallace.
Around midnight, Wallace learned his sister had also survived. The 16-year-old was stuck at South Moore High School and unable to contact anyone as rescue workers tended to the injured.
"She said when they got her on the bus and started to move her out, there were parts of the road actually missing where the tornado had removed the asphalt," said Wallace.
The Wallaces said even though they're separated by 700 miles that love couldn't feel any closer.
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