West suburban native survived Joplin tornado

May 31, 2011 6:53:20 PM PDT
A former west suburban man says he feels blessed to have survived the deadly EF5 tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri.

Jordan Aubey, 27, grew up in Winfield and is now a television reporter in Joplin. He is back in town recovering from a broken hip that required surgery and metal rods implanted in his leg.

Aubey's apartment building was destroyed. He took cover in his bathtub.

"The windows crashed in. I was still thinking to myself, okay, this thing might still divert. But then my ears started popping badly and then I realized, okay, it's here," Aubey told ABC7.

The number of people missing in Joplin has now dropped to 10. More than 100 people were killed.

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