Bedford, Ky. residents work together, pull neighbors from tornado wreckage


Posted on March 7, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 7 at 8:41 PM

TRIMBLE CO., (WHAS11) -- In the small Mullins Mobile Home Park near Bedford, Ky., hardly anything remains standing above knee level after an EF-3 tornado swept through the town March 2.
One couple was inside a trailer when the tornado struck.
"I can't believe that they're still alive," Donna Mullins, the park's owner, said.
A woman in unit number two was using her computer when her husband saw the funnel cloud.
"He just got up and put his arms around her and when he did, he just held on to her," Mullins said. "And it took the trailer and they just rode it out."
Passersby pulled them from the wreckage and called 911.
Paramedics rushed them to the hospital.
"You can't even recognize that it was a trailer park there," paramedic Michael Sparkman said. "The only thing that you could recognize was the frames. Everything else was just demolished."
Mullins says luckily only one of the four trailers was occupied at the time of the storm.
Another tenant moved out last month with her 10 year old boy, one woman with three children was gone and a family with a newborn daughter stayed with the mother's family that day because of fear of bad weather.
The Mullins don't have insurance on the mobile homes and have already had to chase away looters.
They hope to find some way to return to business, but are thankful now that noone was seriously injured.
"We're planning on putting a shelter back in the back. We're putting in a big shelter so everyone can get in that," Mullins said.

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