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Germantown woman relieved to hear her family is safe, despite losing homes

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Ashley Orr says she spent several hours waiting by her cell phone wondering if her family was still alive. Ashley Orr says she spent several hours waiting by her cell phone wondering if her family was still alive.
Orr has a lot of family in tornado ravaged Moore, OK.  It was not until that one phone call that she and her mother could finally be at ease. Orr has a lot of family in tornado ravaged Moore, OK. It was not until that one phone call that she and her mother could finally be at ease.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A Germantown woman's family was hit hard by the devastating storm in Moore, Oklahoma.

Ashley Orr says she spent several hours waiting by her cell phone wondering if her family was still alive.

It was a phone call around 7 p.m. Monday night that finally put her mind to rest.

"They stood in the backyard of my aunt's house and happened to pick up one phone call and they told one person and it went through the grapevine," said Orr.

Orr has a lot of family in tornado ravaged Moore, OK.  It was not until that one phone call that she and her mother could finally be at ease.

"One of my cousins was in his truck and it got completely spun around as he was driving it," Orr added.

Pictures taken by Orr's family shortly after show the extent of their damage.  Windows were blown out of their homes.

Orr says many of her family members have not even been able to get to their houses yet to see if they are still standing.

As she watches coverage of the extensive damage, Orr is just glad her family members stayed safe.

"Insurance can pay for taking care of houses but you can't replace life," continued Orr.

This is not Orr's first tornado experience.

She drove home the night before the devastating tornado that hit Tuscaloosa, AL two years ago.

Orr says she plans to drive to Oklahoma on Sunday to help her family recover.

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