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Wakefield man survives tornado in mobile home

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WAKEFIELD, NE (KTIV) -

When there's a tornado, weather officials say inside a trailer or camper is one of the worst places to take shelter, but what if you don't know there's a tornado until it's too late?

Jesse Nunez of Wakefield, Nebraska, was sitting inside his home at the Leprechaun Trailer Court, when all of a sudden his power went out. Then, out of nowhere, the trailer next door landed on top of his camper.

"And it shook the entire camper up," said Jesse Nunez. "That and the high winds blew the camper door open."

That's when Jesse realized something wasn't right.

"So, then I started digging out from underneath my bed, and I just hid underneath there for awhile," he said. "I was scared. Honestly, I was scared. I didn't know why this happened. It suddenly just came up on me."

Jesse's brother, Alex Nunez, wasn't home at the time, but a bad feeling in his stomach quickly brought him back to the trailer court, where he started calling out for his brother.

"Well, I was kind of shocked," said Alex Nunez. "I didn't expect him to still be in there. I thought he would have got out of there, but it just snuck up on him, so really I don't blame him for staying in there."

"I'm not going to lie, I cried," said Jesse. "As soon as I stepped out, I cried."

Out of all nine homes in the Leprechaun Trailer Court, Jesse's is the only one that wasn't ripped to shreds.

His family said they're extremely happy he survived the destructive tornado.

"It's a good feeling just to know he's alive," said Alex.

Jesse and his family said they'll be spending the next few days helping volunteers clean up their community.

 

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