Amazing story of tornado survival at elementary school
BOSTON (WHDH)--More amazing stories of survival have emerged from the wreckage in Moore, Oklahoma.
Fourth grader Damian Kline was inside the Plaza Towers elementary school when the tornado hit. He described to the Today Show's Savannah Guthrie, the moment disaster struck his school.
"We were all in cover and the teacher took cover of us, Ms. Crossway," said Kline.
"Ms. Crossway actually threw her body right over you, didn't she,” asked Guthrie.
"Was she covering you and some other students?"
"She was covering me and my friend Zachary. I told her that we were fine because we were holding onto something and then she went over to my friend Antonio and covered him,” said Kline. “So she saved our lives."
"She did save your lives. How long do you remember being under the teacher? How long did it feel like for the tornado to pass over you," asked Guthrie.
"About five minutes," replied Kline.
"And when you stood up and looked around, what did you see?"
"All I saw, it was just a disaster and there was a bunch of stuff just thrown around,” said Kline. “And cars were tipped over and it smelled like gas."
"Did you know if any of your fellow students, were they okay too," asked Guthrie.
"Most of them were."
Kline said the tornado was so loud, it sounded like a train roaring by the school.