In the Southern United States, the weather can be deadly, but it can also be surprisingly courteous, as an elderly Texas woman learned this weekend when a tornado picked up the bathtub she was hiding in, spun it in the air, and put her back down in the woods without injury.
According to KSLA, 75-year-old Charlesetta Williams was watching television with her son on Saturday when the twister approached her home. They then raced to the bathroom and hid under a blanket in the tub for shelter, a choice that proved to be wise.
“The tornado continued in a northeast direction, crossing CR 3300 at which point it removed the roof of a home,” wrote the National Weather Service in a (characteristically unimpressed) storm report. “A woman inside took shelter in a bathtub and the tornado lifted the tub out of the home and deposited it in the woods with the woman still …