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Family Lives In House, But Not Under A Roof After Tornado

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By Edgar Linares, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One family in North Minneapolis is living under a tarp after Sunday’s deadly tornado ripped half the roof off their home.

“There are no windows,” described Brenda Schednel, the homeowner. “It’s full of dirt … glass everywhere inside. The ceilings are down the roof is halfway off and no power.”

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Edgar Linares Reports

On Sunday, Schednel’s 18- and 15-year-old daughters were home alone when the tornado struck near 42nd and Lyndale Avenues.

“One of them was taking a nap when it happened,” she said.

When the girls heard the siren go off they ran down to the basement.

“My oldest daughter pushed my youngest daughter down the stairs just to get her downstairs,” said Schednel. “They were scared.”

When the girls emerged from the basement they saw the wind had taken off half the roof. The only thing keeping the rain out is a large blue tarp draped over the house.

“It’s cold,” said Schednel.

They’ve stayed in the house since Sunday and won’t leave because they’re afraid looters will ransack their home.

“I’m just glad everybody is safe. That’s all that matters to me,” she said.

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