MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) What was supposed to be a romantic getaway became a front row seat to a Christmas Day tornado.
Crystal Curry and her husband were staying in a seventh floor suite at the Battlehouse Hotel downtown when their phones started lighting up with tornado warnings Tuesday.
“We looked out the window, and there it was,” Curry said.
Curry pointed her iPhone and started recording as the twister touched down, swelling in size and exploding transformers.
“I was literally thinking, ‘Oh my God, there are people down there,'” Curry said. “I was thinking about the people, it being dark, them being scared. I was just praying that God would protect them.”
During the video, you can hear Curry praying for her family and other people in the tornado’s path. As the tornado came closer, their suite’s windows started rattling harder and harder.
“You can hear in my video, I say, ‘I think it’s time we get in the bathroom,’” Curry said. “We kept seeing transformers pop as it was getting closer to us.”
The tornado veered through Midtown, and spared the heart of downtown. After the tornado passed, Curry turned on the TV to hear that there were no reported fatalities.
“It truly is a Christmas miracle no one died,” Curry said. “This is one Christmas I will never forget.”