Tags: dog | found | alive | tornado | rubble | illinois

Dog Found Alive Amid Tornado Rubble in Illinois After 30 Hours

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 07:14 PM

By David Ogul

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
They’re calling her the miracle dog, and with good reason. Maggie, an 11-year-old collie mix somehow survived a deadly tornado that struck Washington, Ill., this weekend. She was discovered Sunday after being buried under debris for some 30 hours.

Jon Byler Dann and his four children survived the tornado by taking refuge in a basement. He had tried to coax Maggie into the safe room with the family, but the dog was apparently too spooked to leave her kennel, The Weather Channel reported. When Dann and his kids emerged from the shelter, they found that winds pushing 190 mph had destroyed their home. Maggie was missing, and everyone figured she was dead.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

But 30 hours later, while searching through the rubble, Dann heard a faint bark. Maggie was buried beneath the debris, under a piece of carpeting. She suffered a few broken bones, but was taken to the vet for treatment and is on the road to recovery.



Dann has had the dog since she was 4 months old.

“I felt intense relief and elation but also just panic,” Dann told The Weather Channel after finding the injured animal. “I’m very thankful and blessed to have my wife and my children. And finding my dog today was just unreal.”

Folks on Twitter were moved by news of the discovery.







Washington, Ill., was devastated by the tornado, which was measured at an E4 with winds estimated at 170 to 190 mph. One person was killed in the town of about 15,000 and up to 500 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Some 120 people were injured.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
[Error loading the WebPart '']
Value cannot be null. Parameter name: virtualPath
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Spain's El Gordo Lottery Splits $3B Between Thousands of Winners

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 18:40 PM

Spain's El Gordo lottery, the world's biggest lottery, made thousands of people nearly $500,000 richer after the $3 bill . . .

'The Interview' Distributed Eventually, But Lawyer Not Sure How

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 17:59 PM

"The Interview" will be distributed and Sony Pictures "had no choice" but to delay the movie's release, an attorney for  . . .

Missing Philadelphia Student's Keys Found in Schuylkill River

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 17:42 PM

The car keys belonging to a missing Philadelphia student were found in the Schuylkill River on Sunday, a family member t . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved