Terimy Miller told CNN that she originally put her children in the closet when the tornado approached, but she later decided against it.
“It was just that feeling,” Miller told the network. “I just got to get out of here. I’m not chancing this.”
She then put her three children, all under the ages of 12, in the family car.
“We got away from the storm,” said her 7-year-old son Jules.
The tornado, which was deemed an F-5 in terms of power, destroyed her home.
“We walk up and it’s gone,” Miller told CNN. “I’m like, no, this can’t be happening. Why?
On Thursday, a thunderstorm hit Moore as residents of the town tried to pick up the pieces and rebuild, reported The Associated Press.
Early estimates say the tornado did more than $2 billion in damage as entire subdivisions were destroyed in the town. Officials said that as many as 13,000 homes were damaged or destroyed while 33,000 people were affected.