Two babies survive tornado that carried them away in bathtub

Mayfield, Kentucky after tornado damage
Posted at 1:20 PM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 17:02:57-05

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. — A grandmother said two babies survived a Kentucky tornado last weekend that ripped the bathtub they were in out of the ground, tossing it with them inside.

Clara Lutz told WFIE-TV she put 15-month-old Kaden and 3-month-old Dallas in the bathtub last Friday with a blanket, a pillow and a Bible. She said the tornado lifted the tub up and out of her hands.

The tub was found in her yard, upside down, with the babies underneath. Sheriff’s office authorities reunited her with the babies.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed during a press conference on Monday that at least 76 people had died in the state from Friday's storms.