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Six-Year-Old Saves Family From Tornado

November 28, 2013
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Six-Year-Old Saves Family From Tornado
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Brevin Hunter's astuteness in class paid off in a big way

Six-year-old Brevin Hunter’s astuteness in class paid off in a big way recently. The Illinois boy learned about tornado warning protocols in class, and as a result, urged his mother to head to the basement when he heard tornado sirens while playing on his XBox. Since the sky looked clear at the time, his mother thought it was a false alarm, but he was relentless. After finally giving in, the Hunter family went underground, and took the necessary precautions. A short time later, an EF-4 tornado with estimated wind speeds of up to 190 miles per hour slammed into their home, destroying it beyond repair. His mother credits him for saving their lives, and says she wouldn’t have gone downstairs if he hadn’t been so adamant about taking safety.

 

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