Moore mother sheltered family in a bathtub

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 5/22/2013 6:28 pm Published: 5/22/2013 5:55 pm

In severe weather experts say to go to the safest room of the house, away from windows.

FOX23’s Brittany Jeffers spoke to a family who followed the advice and saved her three daughters.

Amber told FOX23 it was a mother’s instinct and the fact that she has lived in Oklahoma for years. She grabbed her girls, helmets, a mattress and sheltered them in the bathtub.

“The bathroom was just down the hall,” said Amber.

She and her husband put helmets on their five-year old daughter and four-year old twins and climbed into the tub.

“We had a mattress on our back and just huddled. We just told them not to look up and we just prayed and huddled until it was over,” she said.

They said the minutes felt like hours, the howl of the wind the worst thing she ever heard.

“What was going through your mind when you were in that tub over your babies?” Asked Jeffers.

“I honestly couldn't think of anything just to hold on as tight as we could,” said Amber.

She said she doesn't know how it happened, but her family of five walked away with only scratches.

“I think the lord pushed us down and protected us because there’s no other explanation why I am standing here,” she said.

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