Kokomo woman recounts survival story after winds nearly send car airborne

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Folks in Kokomo are waiting for the first sign of daylight to get a look at what’s left after a violent storm tore through Sunday. For one woman who was in her car when the storm passed, it was the most terrifying thing.

“I can’t put it in to words, all I could do was pray and try to think enough to hide my face from glass in case anything else happened,” said Heather Mosier, a storm survivor in Kokomo.

It was like something out of a movie, a thriller that you might watch on the big screen for a Sunday matinee. This Sunday, it was anything but that as Mosier and her car nearly got swept up in to the storm.

“I felt it pick my car up and it actually spun me in a half circle from facing one view to the other, and all I could think about was just making it through it,” she told Fox 59.

Gambino’s Pizza, which is where she’d just arrived for work, was shredded by the intense wind from the storm. The ceiling of the kitchen area is now exposed to the elements. Ceiling tiles are just mush from the rain and the building was almost hit by a garage that separated from its foundation.

“Pretty devastating.”

Gambino’s Pizza owner Rodney Collins is trying to figure out what to do next. The business he’d spent five years building up with his family was taken down in just minutes. Rodney’s hoping insurance will cover the repair costs.

“I don’t know what it’s gonna take to get this back going, but we’re gonna give it every effort we have,” he said.

The national weather service will be out Monday morning to make the official determination if this was a tornado.