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Mt. Zion Day Care Director Shares Tornado Story
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - The director of the Mt. Zion Baptist Day Care, Michelle Rushing, had anything but a normal morning on Thursday.

Rushing told West Kentucky Star that they received notification of a tornado warning at 9:10 am and they immediately implemented their evacuation plan, which moved all children and workers into the safe room.

Ten minutes later at 9:20, the tornado hit. She said they felt the building decompress and then could hear loud noises and glass breaking. 

She said the children became frightened when the power went off, but the workers helped them stay calm by singing and allowing them to play.

After making sure the storm had passed, they came out of the room to find the nursery collapsed and the sanctuary destroyed. 

Rushing gives credit to the Lord for keeping everyone safe during this very dangerous time.

Worship Pastor Jay Orazine said a worship service is planned for Sunday in the gymnasium. He said power should be restored on Saturday, but if not, portable generators will be used.

Orazine also said water and gas service has been restored to the life center.

Published 08:18 PM, Friday Mar. 15, 2019
Updated 08:31 AM, Sunday Mar. 17, 2019

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