PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (AP) -- A year ago, an EF-5 tornado ripped Amanda Johns' husband and mother from her arms. Her mother was killed. Her husband was critically injured. And a stick punctured Johns' placenta, threatening to end her pregnancy.
As Alabama marks the first anniversary of the tornadoes, Amanda Johns said she's experienced two miracles since the tornadoes. She didn't lose her baby. And now she and her husband, Mitchell, are preparing to move into a new home in the town of Phil Campbell with their 7-month-old son, Kaden Eli.
The three-bedroom, one-bath home was built with donated money, labor and furniture. Johns said the house shows there are still people who care enough to help others.