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IMAGES: A look back at the devastation in Henryville, Ind. after the March 2, 2012 tornadoes

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HENRYVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Four years ago today, a series of powerful tornadoes ripped through the region, killing 34 people in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

Henryville, Indiana, has since largely rebuilt, but the memories are still strong, especially at the junior and senior high school. The school became a symbol of both the storm's destructive power and of the community's will to recover.

You can view some of the images our news crew took the day after the tornadoes in the "filmstrip" above.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and other delegates toured the devastation the next day, on Saturday, and gave reporters first impressions.

"Sadness of course and the awesome power of nature," he said at the time. "It's amazing what the power of wind and water can do."

Rhett Adams, a Henryville resident who survived the tornado and captured it on his cellphone, described the devastation in an interview with WDRB News.

"This is total devastation," he said. "I've lived here 28 years. I've never seen anything like this. This is devastating."

Aerial footage showed the tornado's large path of destruction across three counties. 

"We love you," Daniels told the people of Henryville. "We are with you. And if it isn't obvious enough, it's not just government: these are your neighbors here to help."

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