Racine family on edge as southern relatives deal with severe weather

CREATED Apr 29, 2014

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RACINE - A Racine family is on edge, worrying about their family in Alabama and Mississippi as tornadoes ravage the area.

It's hard to see the images on TV, of houses flattened and lives destroyed. Tyra Chambliss has the extra burden of knowing some of her family is in the middle of the chaos.
"It's hard because I haven't been able to talk to them yet on the phone," she says.
Tyra stays glued to Facebook. At the moment, it's the only way she can get information from her loved ones. One recent update from them read, "It's getting bad here. We're all doing okay, but scared."
Tyra always responds by reminding them to stay strong. "I tell them to do what they have to do to stay safe and calm."
But Tyra can't help but live in fear herself, even from hundreds of miles away.
"This is not the end of the storm," she says. "There is supposed to be another round of tornadoes there tonight. We don't know what to expect, or how much more could happen."
She's trying to keep the faith - hoping the best for her family, while praying for all the others who've already lost so much.
Luckily, as far as Tyra knows, none of her family members have been injured. They just suffered some property damage.