Woman swept from home in 2012 tornado outbreak

Published: Mar. 2, 2017 at 7:11 PM EST
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Many people were impacted in East Bernstadt by the deadly tornadoes, whether it was themselves, directly or friends and family.

WYMT's Caleb Noe spoke to a woman today whose life will never be the same after what she calls "a living nightmare."

Margaret Bentley lives in a home alongside I-75, in East Bernstadt.

"We heard a locomotive, a big train. I went and told them, there aren't any train tracks close enough for that. Let's go see what's happening. By the time we got to the door, that's when I saw the other end of the trailer going up and down," Bentley said.

Bentley said she will never forget that day, and she lost things she will never get back.

"I didn't get hardly any pictures back. Things my kids gave me when they were little; all that was gone," Bentley added.

But Bentley remained strong.

"They go, 'you just lost everything. Why aren't you crying?' And I go, 'no I haven't. I'm here. God left me."

She was forced to let go of every physical piece of her past, but Bentley still holds onto the one thing that matters most: life itself.