Family hides in closet

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

Kelley Crook was at home with her husband and four children when the tornado smashed into their neighborhood.

Crook, a nurse who works third shift, was sleeping when her youngest child awakened her up about 4 p.m.

“My husband looked out and yelled for us to go to the basement,

“The wind was whistling and I wasn’t sure what was going on,” she said.

The family crowded into a closet under a set of stairs.

“It was undescribably loud,” she said. “It was scary not knowing what was going on.”

The Crook’s home received only minor damage.

“We’re blessed,” she said simply.