"First he said mama, I'm so scared," said Regina Wood, Jeffrey Hunter's mom.
All Wood could think to do was tell her son Jeffrey Hunter he would be okay.
"He knew how bad it was, these say it's going to be a direct hit," said Wood.
From her home in Beebe 20 miles away from her son in Vilonia, Regina could only update Jeffrey through text on where the EF-4 tornado was headed.
It was headed straight for him and he knew it, telling his mom goodbye.
"I have a text on my phone as the tornado was hitting "Goodbye mama," says Wood.
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