ALTO, Texas — All that’s left of Jennifer Comeaux’s house is her white tile flooring.
“As (the storm) was coming in, honestly, I didn’t really think it was going to hit our house,” Comeaux said.
But the confirmed EF-2 and EF-3 tornados ran right through her neighborhood, destroying her 3,000-square-foot home.
“I had a couch cushion over my head and I was balled up into a little ball down on the ground,” Comeaux said. “I’m just grateful that my babies weren’t here.”
Comeaux was alone in the house with her three dogs when the storm it. Her husband and five kids were out of town.
Meanwhile, the winds registering between 120-160 miles per hour pushed the walls and roof of her home into the backyard.
“I’m grateful that I was able to get up and get out by the grace of God,” Comeaux said.
The Alto Police Department confirmed 25 injuries were reported within the town limits. In addition, one person was killed and 75 were injured at Caddo Mounds, while an event was being held.
“The first tornado is the one that did the most damage,” said Alto homeowner El Thacker. “And we’re just pleased to be here to talk about it.”
Thacker’s home suffered significant damage after a large tree fell on his roof.
“It was scary, very scary,” Thacker said. “We’re praying the whole time, my wife and I, praying to God that everything will work out.”
Friends and family from Houston helped Thacker cover the broken windows with boards Monday afternoon.
“We can deal with the damage. That can be fixed,” Thacker said. “As long as we’re here to do it, that’s the most important thing.”