Charlsetta Williams flew threw her roof in a bathtub
Charlesetta Williams, 75, and her son Rickey, 40, were taking cover in the empty bathtub when the tornado measuring nearly half a mile wide and blowing 130mph blew their roof off.
In scenes more reminiscent of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, the entire tub, with the pair in it, was then sucked straight out of the house and Mr Williams was thrown out of the bath.
His mother managed to remain inside the tub as she hid under a blanket and the bath was deposited by the tornado into some trees near her house.
I certainly did ride through a tornado and I can tell you I don't want to ride through another one
The pair had been watching weather reports on television on Saturday which warned tornados were heading to their area of eastern Texas, with one aiming in their direction.
At least 20 people died in the tornado, which turned over countless mobile homes.
Charlesetta and Rickey Williams were both whisked off in the tub
The United States National Weather Service later reported three tornados hit the area on Saturday, with the largest moving vehicles and shifting a barge 600ft into a copse of trees.
After that, the tornado flipped over a trailer and then headed towards Mrs Williams' home.
Her son said he stepped outside and saw a swirling wind funnel so they quickly ran and hid in the bath.
He said: "When it started getting louder and louder, the whole house started shaking.
"She said, 'Oh Lord.' I said, 'Yeah, here he comes'."
The roof was then torn off and before they knew it the bath was whisked into the air and was spinning around.
The pair were hiding in a bathtub when their roof was ripped off
The Tornado ripped through Texas
Mr Williams added: "I couldn't even tell you how high we were.
"I don't even remember hitting the ground, because it feels like someone has his hand on you and just places you on the ground."
He said they both landed in the woods about 20ft from their house, with his mother in the bath and him on the floor.
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The Texan, said: "I crawled over and ended up on top of her.
"The wind was howling. I held on to her. I asked if she was alive and she said, 'Yes, but you're suffocating me'."
Commenting on what it was like to ride inside a tornado in a bathtub, she said: "I wasn't looking. I was under the quilt."
Standing in the middle of the wreckage of her home, she was asked by a reporter if she rode in a bathtub through a tornado.
She replied: "I certainly did.
"And I can tell you I don't want to ride through another one."
The pensioner said she felt stiff but was not seriously injured however her home had shifted about six feet and the bathroom no longer existed.
Her daughter, Mary, said the roof was probably somewhere in Louisiana.