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Family plans to rebuild tornado-ravaged home

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A follow-up to a story we told you about last week. Tonight, we are going back to a home that was picked up by a tornado in Burnet County. The family was inside the entire time as the twister carried the home 150-yards.

From the second story window you can see the spot where the Ashworth family's home used to be. Last week an EF 2 tornado swept it off its foundation with the family inside.

Trenton, his wife Stacie and kids Elizabeth and Jeremiah took cover in the bathtub.

"We had a mattress over our heads. We were just asking Christ to help us, just prayed for his protection upon us. Man it was a heck of a ride," Trenton Ashworth said.

He can laugh now, but the force was no joke.

What looks like a dirt road is actually where the house scraped the ground as it was dragged 150 yards from its original spot.

"You couldn't hear anything, but the pressure and the suction was crazy. Your ears were popping and it was just a lot of noise. You heard it rip from the foundation and it spun about two or three times," said Trenton.

All of the windows were blown out. A board pierced the wall of a bedroom from the outside. A PVC pipe is now lodged inside an interior bedroom wall.

The home is a loss. On Tuesday, the family was in the process of boxing up what they could salvage. In the meantime, they have an RV that a friend let them borrow. Yet, they remain very positive.

"I can't remember much," said Elizabeth Ashworth. "I think God took it out of my mind, you don't need to remember that stuff, you need to remember the good stuff, you're alive, I gave you your life."

They have plans to re-build, and this time with a little something extra.

"We are putting a storm shelter in #1. I am not living out here without a storm shelter," Trenton said.

The family is accepting donations. An account has been set up at Amplify Credit Union in Cedar Park. Donations can be made out to Trenton and Stacie Ashworth.

LINK: www.youcaring.com/ashworth

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