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Williams said he and his mother hurried to the bathroom, where they took refuge in the tub just before the tornado struck their home.
"The whole house started shaking," Williams told KSLA. "I heard, like, a 'poof,' and I knew the roof came off."
Then they were lifted into the air, spinning, Williams said.
Moments later, when they came down, it "felt like someone placed us on the ground," Williams told KSLA.
Mary Taylor, Charlesletta's daughter, believes a higher power was at work.
"God was watching over her," Taylor said.