Family recounts frightening moments after tornado

Damage in Elizabeth City on April 26, 2014. (WAVY/Kenny Becker)

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) – An Elizabeth City family shared their story of survival during severe weather Friday.

When a tornado made its way to their home on Shellie Drive, the family told WAVY News’ Kenny Becker they had no choice but to hit the floor and pray.

Colbert and Kimberly Respas say they are now staying with family until they find a new place to live.

Watch their story in the video above. 

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