A Louisiana mother and her two children are grateful to be alive after a tornado hit Paradis last Saturday. While they were in the car, Michelle Guidry said she had a voice within her telling her to “pull over.”
“It had to be my mama,” Guidry told WWL. “Something said ‘pull over, don’t leave, pull over,’ because if I had left we would have been on the highway in that and it would have flipped us.”
After quickly stopping the car, Guidry and her two children found themselves in the bathroom of a local restaurant to take shelter from the storm. As buildings shook and the sound of sirens went off, all Michelle Guidry could do was pray.
“I had my arms around my babies and I was just praying, ‘God, don’t let us die. Don’t let us die in here. Please, Jesus, don’t let us die in here,” she said.
Her prayer was answered, as Mark 11:24, ESV, states,”Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” The trio survived the tornado without a scratch.
It took less than five minutes for the tornado to wreck havoc by tearing down power lines, ripping trees from the ground, and peeling roofs off of buildings, according to WWL.
St. Charles Parish President Matthew Jewell credited the emergency operations center for sounding the sirens in advance for the lack of injuries reported, according to WWL.
“We’re very blessed to have those sirens in St. Charles Parish and we are very adamant about using them when we have inclement weather,” Jewell said.
While Jewell praises the sirens for not having any casualties, Guidry, however, gives all of the credit to God.
“We got angels,” she told WWL. “That’s all I can say. We got angels.”