911 AUDIO: Texas woman rescued from home seconds before it collapsed during storm
UPDATE July 12: We just received the 911 call recording from this dramatic rescue.
Check out our full interview here:
BROWNFIELD, Texas (KCBD) - A dramatic rescue was caught on camera Wednesday during the storms that battered the south plains. In Brownfield, Ebonea Elmore was sheltering in place as her home was ripped apart from the high winds. She called 911 for help.
When the officer arrived, he ran inside the home. Moments later, the police dash cam video shows the officer carrying her out of the house on his back.
As they were running from the house, the roof detaches from the house and flies towards them.
The officer was able to get Elmore to safety.
The home was destroyed, but thankfully, no one was hurt.
“It was terrifying. At the time you don’t really think about that. You just like survive or survival mode? I guess. So you’re just running and as soon as halfway I guess I look back ‘cause I heard a loud bang and the ceiling flew and almost hit us. And it was terrifying,” said Elmore.
After the storm, as she was sifting through the rubble, she found her pet cat.
Ebonea’s mother started a GoFundMe to help her daughter after losing everything. Her mother says on the page, “My daughter lost her home, and everything she had today during a horrific storm that came through. She was trapped inside, and by the grace of God, she and her kitten were rescued, but she is left with absolutely nothing. Any help either financially or just prayer is greatly appreciated.”
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