Transcript for Family Survives Direct Tornado Hit in Oklahoma
I have another behind the picture image tonight. In fact, you showed us the iconic scene, the mother and father walking. She's bloodied. They're walking a from briar elementary school which took a direct hit. They are the cobb family la donna and steve. She has a badly bruised eye and face, but she'll be fine. Earlier I spoke to them about what they did. I just tried to be the best dad I could at that time. I wanted her to feel safe and that we were going to be okay. Split myself into two and stayed there to try to help out some other kids, because I can imagine how they were feeling at that time. You know, when their parents weren't there, kind of wandering around. It's like being in a movie, and it's like everybody's playing a part. We're all acting or something like that. It's just not -- doesn't seem real to you that this is occurring. And jordan, how long did that tornado seem to last for you? Forever. It seemed like it was like an hour. Like, it was crazy. I mean, I can't even believe we survived that. I was just grabbing on to whatever I could. Once the roof lifted off of the building, I felt myself being sucked, and I knew that if I was taken, then all the little babies underneath me would be gone too. So I just held on. I held on for dear life until the wall fell on top of me and knocked me out. I couldn't believe the other kids. They all are special to me. And I couldn't leave them. And I wanted my family to be safe, but I also wanted everybody else's family to be safe too. What was the hardest moment for you, jordan? Just when I was like, I tried to get up and I tried to move the bricks off of my leg, and it hurt so much, and I was like -- and it was during -- the tornado had not left yet. I was just screaming, help, help, my leg, and no one could hear me. Because it was so loud? Yeah. What is the most important thing about family to you? That we're always there for each other. That we love each other, and we take care of each other. And that we believe in each other, no matter what.
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