Five tornadoes tore through Kentucky and Tennessee, destroying over 80 homes and claiming multiple lives.
According to the National Weather Service, winds reaching 125 mph leveled homes and left piles of rubble where they once stood.
Kim Nicholson, of Clarksville, Tennessee, lost her home and nearly everything in it to a tornado that tore through her town. Her house was a pile of debris, but what mattered most to her was finding her dogs and cat that shared the home with her family.
The neighborhood teamed up and started to dig through the rubble to locate her pets. After shifting through all the debris, one dog was found unharmed. Everyone was relieved to see the dog escape without injury and reunite with his family. The dog was taken to a safe place as the search continued for the others.
A Facebook post by John Richards later stated, “All of the family pets were rescued and are safe.”
Communities are working together to support each other until they are able to rebuild what was destroyed.
The rescue of one of the dogs was captured on video by News Channel 5 Nashville. Watch it below.
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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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