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Moore 7-Year-Old Plaza Towers Student Fears For Her Classmates

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Savannah Lemmings was taken out of school minutes before the tornado hit. Savannah Lemmings was taken out of school minutes before the tornado hit.
She was a student at Plaza Towers Elementary which was destroyed by the EF-5 tornado. She was a student at Plaza Towers Elementary which was destroyed by the EF-5 tornado.
A Moore parent thanks a teacher for keeping her child safe. A Moore parent thanks a teacher for keeping her child safe.
MOORE, Oklahoma -

Many people have a hard time explaining the situation here in Moore with words. Tears do more justice than words ever could, to describe the mood and the shock.

Especially when you think of how frightened those school children must have been, how devastated their parents are now and how people in Moore must find the strength, to go through such a horrible ordeal again.

Search and recovery teams are working at the Plaza Towers Elementary School, trying to find children trapped in the rubble. Emergency crews are keeping people away from that area.

Seven-year-old Savannah Lemmings was checked out of the school just 10 minutes before Plaza Towers was hit by the tornado. Savannah and her mom are now worried about the first-graders' classmates.

5/21/2013 Related Story: Moore Twister A Top-Of-The-Scale EF-5, National Weather Service Says

"I was thankful I got her out of there because I don't know what I would have done. Awful," said Pam Lemmings, Savannah's mom.

Like so many other homes, the Lemmings house is destroyed. Some are getting a chance to get back to their damaged houses to salvage a few things.

The damage stretches over several square miles, so it will take quite some time to recover from this powerful tornado.

Savannah's teacher survived the tornado but is in the hospital.

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