TROY - Troy resident Judy Brothers' brother knew "as soon as the news came on," he'd get a phone call from her.
So Rodger Ungerecht, 52, called her first, to let her know he'd survived the tornadoes that ripped through Suffolk, Va., where he now lives, Brothers explained Tuesday.
"He called and said it came within three miles of him," she said. His daughter, Jessica, 25, called a short time later to say she, too, was OK. Her margin of safety was only a mile-and-a-half.