Mom Dies Protecting Child From Tornado
Jalisa Granger, 21, shielded daughter as a tree fell on their home
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2011 12:44 PM CST
The destroyed home of Jalisa Granger, who was killed while sheltering her child during Saturday's suspected tornado, is seen in Rayne, La., Sunday, March 6, 2011.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – A tornado hit Rayne, Louisiana, yesterday, leaving a young mother dead—but thanks to Jalisa Granger’s actions, her child survived. Granger shielded her daughter to protect her, a sheriff’s office spokesperson tells the AP. When a tree fell on Granger’s home, the 21-year-old was killed, but she was able to protect her child from harm. The tornado left other destruction in its wake, including a flipped US Postal Service Truck, natural gas leaks, more than 100 damaged homes, and at least 11 injured people.

 

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