McEwan is one of six people who were confirmed dead after the collapse.
“I definitely could have [been there],” said Epperson.
She said the building, which had concrete walls that were 11 inches thick and 40 フィート, projected a false sense of security.
“I did get the sense that I was safe there,” 彼女は言いました.
Amazon is “deeply saddened by the news that members of our Amazon family passed away as a result of the storm,” A spokesperson told Fox News.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones, and everyone impacted by the storm,” said Kelly Nantel, Amazon spokesperson.
“It’s just very bizarre and devastating, 明らかに, to think that my friend didn’t make it out.”
Epperson said that McEwan was the backbone of their tight-knit friend group at work.
She said he had just finished his deliveries for the day and was returning the work van when he was directed to the company’s storm shelter.
“He just wanted to go home,” 彼女は言いました. しかしながら, “they could not leave until they were sure that the building was safe enough to exit.”
Epperson explained that her purpose in speaking out is to honor McEwan and the five other identified victims: Clayton Cope, Kevin Dickey, Etheria Hebb, Deandre Morrow and Larry Virden.
“He was my best friend,” 彼女は言いました.
“I hope I’m doing his family proud right now by giving enough details about him.”