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WDRB News obtains video of Henryville school tornado impact

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) --  WDRB News has obtained video of the moment that the March 2 tornado hit the Henryville School. The incredible pictures show the raw power of the tornado.

The video comes from multiple security cameras placed inside and outside the school. There is no sound, but the video is compelling and sobering.

Click HERE to see RAW video from several surveillance cameras.

What's amazing is the suddenness of the storm and the intensity of the destruction.

In a gymnasium, one second all is well... the next it is wiped out. The wall collapses. Debris fills the room. In a different angle of the gym, lights go out and then the room literally explodes.

More video shows the north side of the building near a creek. As the twister hits... the camera and the building are engulfed by wind and debris.

A camera on a rooftop shows that the wind shears away almost everything.

In a hallway that would normally have been filed with children, the lights go out.. then the walls blast away.

In another shot, you see the winds blow in... then watch in the upper left hand corner as a school bus begins to move before debris obscures the cameras view.

West Clark Asst. Superintendent John Reed provides his gut reaction to this video. "I was completely amazed that no one was hurt. That we didn't have one child, teacher, bus driver with a scratch. It was amazing that we could get through something like that."

Only in one shot can you see a person in the video. A teacher crouches down, covers his ears as the wind and noise pick up and rides out the storm.

Finally, a shot from the school's south tower shows a roof being ripped from the building.

Asst. Supt. Reed says there is much here that will help in the rebuilding of Henryville School.

"Safe zones. We're going to rethink our strategies on what areas we can take kids to that may be more sound."

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