‘I’m numb’: Tribute to  Alabama tornado victims

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Our hearts, prayers and donations go out to all Alabama families devastated by this past Thursday’s tornadoes.

Excerpt from AL.com story: Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown on Friday identified the five killed there as Joe Wayne Harris, 74; Barbara Harris, 69; Ebonique Harris, 38; Emily Myra Wilborn, 72; and James William Geno, 72.

Latasha Harris-Ramos told WBRC that her mother, father and sister -- Joe Wayne, Barbara, and Ebonique Harris -- all died when the tornado struck their home. Latasha, who lives in Virginia, tried reaching her family, and then her brother called and told her that her sister had died and they couldn’t find her parents. She got in the car and drove down immediately.

“I’m in a lot of pain. I’m in shock. I’m numb,” she told the station.

A fourth family member is currently being treated at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham.

Myeshia Turner, 41, said the family were loving people who always hosted parties. The couple had been married 52 years. “We had a lot of good times out here,” Turner said, holding a few mementos fished out of the wreckage.

Turner said her own family, who lived a few steps away in another trailer, had nothing left.

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