Tornado splits St. Stephen home in two

ST. STEPHEN, SC (WCSC) - Not only did Saturday's tornado destroy a church in the small town of St. Stephen, but it also cut a home in two. The home owners say they are lucky to be alive after their home was split in half.

"Everything is destroyed," Samantha Humbert said a day after a tornado came through her yard.

The place Humbert called home was completely destroyed after a tornado touched down in St. Stephen on Saturday destroying everything in its path.

"My house was demolished, when I seen my house my heart just dropped right down to my toes," Humbert said.

Not only was Samantha's home cut in two pieces, but it was also blown away.

The unbelievable strong storm blew the home 35 feet off its foundation.

"I probably wouldn't be here, because my room is completely demolished," Humbert said. "I was going to come home and take a nap and he asked me to come over there. But if I had come home and taken a nap that would have been it.  I would have been seriously injured or not here anymore."

Humbert says losing her home is devastating, but it's what her kids said when they first saw it.

"When my kids seen it, they just went all to pieces saying they didn't have a home anymore," she said.

For now the kids are staying with their aunt as Humbert tries to put the pieces together and figure out what to do next.

"I don't know where to start from, cause everything I own my kids stuff is in there, so I don't know what's salvageable, if anything is salvageable," she said. "It's just a hard thing to deal with and I hope nobody else has to deal with it."

"For now, the family is trying to just salvage whatever they can; of a place they once called their home

The Red Cross came to Humbert's aid and provided assistance to her and her family until they can get back on their feet. The red cross dispatched two teams of volunteers to the area who are assisting multiple families.

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