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Oklahoma tornado: school survivor's tale

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Tornado survivors thanked God, sturdy closets and luck in explaining how they lived through the colossal twister that devastated an Oklahoma town and killed 24 people, an astonishingly low toll given the extent of destruction. Outside the wreckage where Briarwood Elementary School once stood in Moore, Oklahoma, nine-year-old Garret Hunnan said his teachers helped him survive the monster storm. "I was - my teacher said, 'everything was going to be all right.' I didn't believe her. I was just really scared. I was scared. And then the tornado hit. I just let everything hit me. I got a little bump in the back of my head. I'm just fine, and so, I got out. We went through the bathrooms, and then, there's this open window. Our reading teacher found us a little desk, and there's a pile of rubble coming right up to it, so we can get out," Hunnan said Wednesday (May 22). The tornado which struck Monday (May 20) packed winds exceeding 200

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