FORT WORTH, Texas — A victim from the hardest-hit area of Granbury was released from John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth on Saturday. Christy Green described to us the moment she and her sons knew the tornado was coming on Wednesday night.
"It just got louder, and louder, and you could hear it just snapping and breaking the house, and it was just awful," she said. "And then the doors started opening to the closet, and I looked at Brendan, and he said, 'I love you, Mom,' and I said, 'Grab the closet door and shut it.' And he went to grab it and he flew out. And I was right behind him."
Christy Green is recovering from a broken neck, bleeding on the brain, staples in her knee, and gashes to her head, ears, and arms.
"At that moment, I was bending in ways I didn't know I could bend," she said. "I prayed to God and said, 'Please, I cannot take another minute.'"
Green's 17- and 21-year-old sons were also injured, but she got the worst of it.
"I thought I was going to die," Green said. "I was praying the whole entire time, and I was asking God, 'Is this really the way I'm going to die?'"
Green says once she prayed for the chaos to stop, it did.
She then picked herself up, found her sons, and walked three blocks — barefoot — to get help.
All that's left of the Greens' home is a concrete slab, but a friend offered her house until they can rebuild.
The Greens never did find the family dog, a five-pound terrier named Rufus.
Christy Green says her home was built by Habitat for Humanity. She plans to have it rebuilt, but emotionally, she says she's not sure she wants the new home to be in the same spot.