|Updated: 5/21 5:56 pm
||Published: 5/21 4:46 pm
As the Moore community rallies around storm victims, Jody and Amber Harris are thankful their home was hit but not destroyed.
The storm blewwindows out and other people's debris was strewn everywhere, such as baby seats, photos and 7-11 cups from the convenience store a quarter-mile away.
Their kids were at Plaza Towers Elementary School. Amber picked them up before the storm hit.
"I don't just <word missing> a mom instinct; something just told me I need to get my kids," she told FOX23.
Amber got her eight kids, two of her friends' kids and her dad, all down in their shelter just minutes before the tornado twisted above them.
"It reminded me of a ghost like 'ooooo' humming; it was awful," she.said.
Jody was at work and got a message from.Amber.
"All I got was a text that said that we'd been hit. I was frantic I was absolutely frantic," he told FOX23.
He drove for an hour to get home. "I didn't know what I was going to see when I got here."
He saw the damage and then he saw his kids.
"My kids broke down when I got here. I got to the next block down and they saw me and started running to me," he said.
Their dog was alive inside and so was their pet pig.
The reason they bought the home, the shelter, saved them. Another crucial thing they did the day before the storm was practice getting inside.
"I really think that saved us," said Amber.