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Young couple loses mobile home after storms

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The family survived by cramming some 20 people into a family member's small basement. The family survived by cramming some 20 people into a family member's small basement.
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A young couple had to make do living with family after a tornado blew their home away. It happened on County Road 4 on the DeKalb-Etowah County line. The family survived by cramming some 20 people into a family member's small basement.

Lauren Cash said she and her husband Brock left their mobile home before the storms blew it away Monday night. They sought refuge at her mother-in-laws in the basement. Because of the glass doors, Cash said about 20 family and friends all piled into a very small office in the center of the home as the storm passed by.

When they emerged from the room, they found the roof of the home was damaged and trees were found lying all around the home. Cash said she's thankful everyone is alive.

"Well, it was kind of comforting in a way to know you were with people and you were not alone," said Cash. "In a moment like that you just can't be scared. I mean, I can't remember being scared at all. I guess your adrenaline is running."

The couple planned to get their camper trailer from Central Alabama. However, the key to drive the truck to get the camper was in the home at the time of the tornado. Everyone was looking for the key on the property. While it was like looking for a needle in a haystack, they found it.

Brock and Lauren Cash got back late Thursday night after driving to Central Alabama to pick up the camper they use typically for hunting season, but for now, it will be their home. Brock said he planned to begin clearing off the foundation of his old home and have power restored to a pole and pull the camper on the property. Lauren said they plan to settle with their insurance company, then begin building their dream home, and not purchase another mobile home.

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