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Twister: Through the eyes of a 3-year-old

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Tammy Leitner, cbs5az.com Tammy Leitner, cbs5az.com
FORNEY, TX (CBS5) -

Being 3 years old, for the most part, is pretty carefree, games, snacks, and mom checking for monsters in the closet.

But when the monster is a massive tornado, "carefree" gets thrown a curveball.

Little Noah Conway's big brown eyes try and take it all in, he may be 3, but the still silence tells you he knows this "monster" was pretty big.

Noah's mom, Chynna, said she had just a precious few moments to save her son's life.

"I saw it swirling," Chynna Conway said. "I saw debris flying and I knew right then it was coming our way."

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She put Noah in the tub, wrapped her body around him and waited.

"It sounded like maybe a truck had hit the house or somebody just shook our house," Conway said. "The walls were shaking and stuff was flying. It was scary."

When it was over, their home was destroyed.

"When I came out, it was like a disaster," Conway said.

Volunteers from all over Texas - different church groups and organizations - have gathered in this neighborhood to help the people clean up and begin to rebuild."

A group of volunteers and neighbors were working to upright the Conway's truck when the CBS 5 news crew caught up with them. It was a small victory in the long road ahead.

"Now we're just trying to look at the bright side of things, to see everyone come together and laugh and smile," Conway said. "It makes you feel kind of good right now."

It will take some time but Noah is not worried. When it comes to fighting off monsters, mom has got it handled.

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