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Henryville Teacher Describes Devastating Tornado

3/8/2012

Henryville Junior-Senior High School was heavily damaged by the tornado.
(photo courtesy of Chance Walser - RTV6)

One of the teachers at Henryville Junior-Senior High School is describing what it was like inside the school during last Friday's tornado.

Listen:

Josh Conrad is a science teacher and varsity girl's basketball and track coach at the school. He says right before the tornado hit, the principal came over the loudspeaker and told everyone to take cover so he got under his desk.

"The lights go off. A water pipe busts above us so the water starts coming down. The ceiling starts coming down, the tiles in there. This all happened in about, you know, 25-30 seconds," Conrad says.

Conrad says after the tornado was over, they found their way to an area where more people were and simply waited to find a way out of the school.

To give perspective on the damage the tornado did, Conrad said the school library sat between his office and the outside of the school. Now, the library is completely gone and his office lies right next to the outside of the school.

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