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After The Storm: One Year Later

Man thankful for life-saving ways of Bradley EMS

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BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- John Shelton looked outside at what would be the first tornado to hit the northern end of Bradley County.

He could only turn to shelter and his faith.

"Things started blowing by the window I was at, and I started praying," he says.

Within seconds the winds ferocious grip took his trailer.

The wind tossed him through the air like a toy.

Shelton says, "It started to roll and was going up and I blacked out. When I woke up I was walking in the driveway here."

He was able to walk to a neighbor's house before passing out again.

There, paramedic Stan Clark treated Shelton, but that was only the beginning of his day.

Several tornados later, the troubles only continued.

"The issues we ran into was after the storms, it's like it had its own strategy." Clark says. "Like every road was blocked by a tree."

Fast-forward a year later Shelton has a newly rebuilt home.

More importantly, he believes he has his life thanks to medical workers and his neighbors.

"I can't put it into words, I sure can't," Shelton says. "I had a lot of good people help me. There isn't anything I can say except thank you and if you ever need anything, holler at me."

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