The family of Jon Byler Dann survived the tornado that all but leveled Washington, Illinois.
His wife and four children ages 8, 5, 2½ and 1½, hunkered down in the basement, but Maggie the 11-year-old family dog was too afraid to leave the safety of her crate. When the tornado was over, they emerged to find that their house was destroyed and sadly, they assumed that Maggie was dead.
Nearly 30 hours later, family friends heard a faint bark from the rubble of the house. Maggie had injuries, but she is expected to recover.
"I'm very thankful and blessed to have my wife and my children. And finding my dog today was just unreal." The story