A Texas woman says her Christian faith helped her redirect a powerful tornado away from her home, reported NPR.
Sabrina Lowe, of Rowlett, said 10 family members were visiting her home when she heard the distinctive train noise of the approaching tornado.
“We actually went outside and started commanding the winds, because God had given us authority over the winds, the airways,” Lowe told NPR. “And we just began to command this storm not to hit our area. We spoke to the storm and said, ‘Go to unpopulated places.’ It did exactly what we said to do, because God gave us the authority to do that.”
That EF4 tornado, with wind speeds up to 180 mph, was among nine confirmed tornadoes that barreled through the Dallas area, killing 11 people and destroying more than 1,000 buildings.
The tornado killed eight people and destroyed about 600 buildings in nearby Garland as the storm barreled north from Sunnyvale to Rowlett, where Lowe lives, reports RawStory. The tornado damaged or destroyed about 450 buildings.
Listen to the NPR’s full interview below:
Watch a video of the deadly Rowlett tornado below: