Don Atteberry, 89, and daughter Beth Reineke heard the sirens, but the Joplin tornado struck in an instant. ''My two little dogs were out in my car,'' Beth said. ''I tried to get them, but dad pulled me back screaming, ‘No, you can’t!’'' The 6'2'' father put his daughter on the floor, protecting her by covering her with his own body. When it was all over, they
stood in disbelief amid the wreckage. ''We shouldn’t be here,'' Don said. Fortunately, Beth's dogs were safe and sound after the storm.