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She Lost 10 Family Members in Ala. Tornadoes: 'Just Why, Why?'

"Why this had to happen like this? To everybody that you know and love? At one time?"

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    Cora Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer in December, then lost her job and had to move, but Sunday was supposed to be a nice evening with her family that would include cooking her mother's favorite food, sweet potatoes.

    Instead, it was a calamity, NBC News reported. The devastating tornadoes that cut through eastern Alabama killed 10 members of Jones' family, including her parents — she found her father's body — along with her brother and a cousin.

    "I just got so many questions, but you know, you don’t question the Lord," said Jones, 52, on Wednesday. "Just why, why, you know, why? Why this had to happen like this? To everybody that you know and love? At one time? Why?"

    Jones had raced to her parents' house in Beauregard after the tornadoes hit, but she found nothing standing and has been rocked by the experience: "I ain't getting through it good at all."

    'Still Searching': Alabamans Sift Through Debris Left in Tornado's Path

    [NATL] 'Still Searching': Alabamans Sift Through Debris Left in Tornado's Path

    A series of tornadoes ripped through eastern Alabama late Sunday night, leaving 23 people dead and homes and businesses reduced to rubble. The search for more victims, missing pets and belongings in and around the devastated rural community of Beauregard continued Tuesday amid the din of beeping heavy machinery and whining chain saws.

    (Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019)