When an extremely powerful tornado touched down in rural Mayflower, Arkansas last Sunday evening, Pum Eade and her two daughter had mere moments reacts. The young family quickly moved to their storm shelter and hunkered down as the violent winds rumbled outside.
When the storm subsided, Pum tried to open the shelter door, but it wouldn't budge. Little did she know then that her home had been completely destroyed, and she and her children were now trapped beneath mounds of debris.
After some time struggling with the door, Pum began to hear the faint voice of calling out to help.
"I told him, ‘I'm here. Please help me!'," she tells Fox 16 News. "And he couldn't hear me, so I knocked so loud, louder."
Pum began to fear that they wouldn't be found amid the darkness and devastation, but just then she heard an answer. It was her neighbor. He told the family that a tree had fallen, blocking their shelter door, but that he was going to get them out.
Thankfully, with the help of others joining him to clear the tree, Pum and her children were able to escape.