The heartwarming reunion of a Kentucky tornado survivors and her dog Nola was captured by video footage. She had been searching the rubble-strewn streets for many days.

A Dutch journalist filmed the unidentified woman as she searched in vain for her dog in Mayfield. It was the scene of terrible devastation, after the twister which killed at most 74 Kentuckyans in over 130 years.

The journalist,  Lucas Waagmeester, followed the woman before pointing at a dog that was running out of a pile of debris in a now-viral video posted Tuesday.

Dog owner ran to the pet, shouting “Nola!” Nola!’ Nola! 

‘It’s okay. It’s okay. She hugged her excited pet and said, “Come here my baby.” 

Video footage captured the heartwarming moment a Kentucky pet owner was reunited with her dog following the devastating tornado on Friday night

The heartwarming moment when a Kentucky pet owner and her dog were reunited following Friday’s tornado was captured on video

The woman had lost her dog Nola after her Mayfield home had been displaced

After her Mayfield home was destroyed, the woman lost Nola her dog. 

She told the journalist the strong tornado had destroyed her home and caused it to be blown ’20 feet back from its original location’. It also separated Nola from her in the debris pile. 

She said, describing the destruction: “Friday night was the date when all this happened.”

“The power went off, our house was shaking and then we got lifted, losing the dog.

“When we finally reached land, we found ourselves surrounded by power and gas lines.”

The woman approached Dutch journalist Lucas Waagmeester , who had been covering the storm, to ask him if he saw her dog

The woman approached Dutch journalist Lucas Waagmeester , who had been covering the storm, to ask him if he saw her dog

She explains that the power went out and her home had been lifted up in the storm before she lost the animal

Her explanation is that she was without power and her house had been lifted by the wind before she lost the animal.

Waagmeester pointed out the animal roaming around a rubble-filled yard and reunited the pair

Waagmeester saw the animal in a yard full of rubble and decided to reunite the two.

This reunion brought some joy amid the sad ruins of once vibrant town. But she wasn’t alone in Mayfield to locate their beloved pet. 

Deanna Badillo found the dog she lost in a storm after believing it was gone. 

Badillo stated that she and her friend were in the house during the storm, and they had reached safety in just enough time. 

“My friend said that I and she had cheat death. “I believe it’s God’s grace. I’m still here on planet Earth,” she said to KHOU11. 

She found out her dog was alive after a neighbor found the animal and given her to a dog shelter until he could find its owners. 

Badillo loved being reunited to her pet. 

It’s the little things in life that really matter. This little dog matters every bit, she stated. 

Fellow Mayfield resident Deanna Badillo was also reunited with her dog after her home had been damaged

Deanna Badillo, a Mayfield resident was also reunited after the destruction of her home.

The Mayfield Graves County Animal Shelter has taken up to 100 injured animals and displaced pets since the storm

Since the storm, over 100 animals and pets have been taken to Mayfield Graves County Animal Shelter.

Volunteers and workers were seen preparing dogs and cats for a big move out of the Kentucky shelter as it expects to be inundated with rescues the remainder of the week

As the shelter expects to receive a flood of rescues over the next week, volunteers and workers prepared the animals for the big move.

The animals are being outfitted with microchips and taken by the Humane Society of Kentucky to Massachusetts and other states where there is currently more space for them

These animals will be fitted with microchips, and transported by the Humane Society of Kentucky from Kentucky to Massachusetts or other states that have more room.

Since the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, organizations such as Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter and Kentucky Humane Society have taken care of animals that were left behind and worked to reunite owners with them. Board President David Spalding described the Mayfield -Graves County Animal Shelter’s success and how it now takes in and transports dozens of animals. 

Spalding stated Wednesday that he was moving over 100 animals today to rescue groups to make space. 

“We have never experienced a similar situation. People who have experienced disasters such as this tell me that they can expect an influx of large numbers within three to four days.

“Cats, dogs and all animals, including those who have just lost their home, are now afraid. They were their safe zone. saw the first glimpse of the animal displaced and held in crates while they wait for their owners to return. 

As the shelter expects to receive many rescues over the next week, volunteers and workers prepared the animals for the big move. 

These animals will be fitted with microchips, and transported by the Humane Society of Kentucky from Kentucky to Massachusetts or other states that have more room.   

Spalding explained that on Friday night, there was severe damage caused by an unimaginable tornado. Spalding said, “It struck right through our center.” 

According to him, ‘Right currently we are working with Kentucky Humane Society as well other rescue groups to remove animals from our shelter and transport them to other rescue agencies so they can accept other injured and hurt animals who were affected during this storm. Because they are easier to view, most of the large animals can be seen easily. Because people pay more attention to what’s happening, we are starting to see the smaller pets that we already have.

The city of Mayfield, Kentucky was hit particularly hard, including a candle manufacturing factory that was operating at the time the twister hit

Kentucky city Mayfield was especially hard hit, as was a candle-making factory.

The damage of the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory that was hit by the storm on Friday

Mayfield Consumer Products’ candle factory was badly damaged in the hurricane that hit Friday 

Many Mayfield residents have been displaced from their homes after residential neighborhoods had been reduced to rubble

After their residential communities were reduced to rubble, many Mayfield residents found themselves forced from home. 

US President Joe Biden surveys storm damage from the tornadoes and extreme weather in Dawson Springs, Kentucky

Joe Biden, the US president, examines storm damage caused by tornadoes in Dawson Springs (Kentucky).

Spalding stated that they anticipate seeing many more animals saved in the days ahead. 

He said that the animals do not have a home to return to, so they may need to be calmed down before they can come out to where it’s visible. Then we will catch them and take them into our care. 

Spalding explained that microchips will be added to pets so that if their owners return, they can keep track of and properly identify them in time for a reunion. 

He stated, “We believe that some people may have to be relocated for one or more weeks.” 

Spalding said, “I haven’t been sleeping much,” Spalding said, “I feel overwhelmed, yes but I can manage it.”   

Kat Rooks was the Initiatives Director of Kentucky Humane Center and she traveled in one van that left Louisville to take eight cats and 27 dogs from Mayfield shelter. 

‘This is going to be a long, long recovery there,’ Rooks told told the Courier Journal Monday night after unloading animals. “Animals are being brought in by kind Samaritans. Strays bring in animals. [Workers]Volunteers are available to assist search-and-rescue groups and help remove pets from damaged properties. Already, they are seeing an influx of animals and anticipate that it will continue.

She added, “There were many tears on Saturday.” These are my close friends. I also work closely with them. It was a place where I lost everything.