Mom, Daughters Survive Tornado in Tanning Bed

Three climbed in when they 'started seeing stuff flying around’
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2011 2:23 PM CDT
John Franklin Jr, and his wife Kathy help recover belongings from their son's hom, in Bartow County, Ga.   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Bob Andres)
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(Newser) – A little bright spot amid the tornado devastation: A woman in Trenton, Ga., tells WRCB-TV that she and her two daughters survived by climbing into a tanning bed in the family's newly opened salon. "We just laid there for a few minutes," says Lisa Rice. "I kept telling them just to be quiet, it's not over. And the wind kept blowing and then finally it calmed down and we got out and climbed out of the building." Its rear wall got blown away, making that easy to do. Absolute best part: Her daughters' names are Stormy and Sky. Click for more on the storms.

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