Tornado hits Lane; Damage to cars dominates crisis

Tornado hits Lane; Damage to cars dominates crisis

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A tornado touched down near by the Child and Family Center at LCC on Tuesday, April 14. One car was lifted up and flipped on its roof.
Photo: Andre Casey
A tornado touched down near by the Child and Family Center at LCC on Tuesday, April 14. One car was lifted up and flipped on its roof. Photo: Andre Casey

A tornado touched down near by the Child and Family Center at LCC on Tuesday, April 14. One car was lifted up and flipped on its roof.
Photo: Andre Casey

Andre Casey
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A tornado swept through Lane Community College on Tuesday, April 14 near the Child and Family Center.

Eyewitness Josh Hollowell said the tornado hit at 4:10 p.m. “It started hailing, but a lot of wind came with it,” he said, adding that he noticed a lot of wind blowing through the trees at the Child and Family Development Center.

“I saw a funnel and it hit the school bus. The bus driver was in it at the time,” he said. “It hit a Jeep Cherokee and lifted it up about five or ten feet in the air and then slammed it back down again. There were two people inside.”

Another car rolled four times, Hollowell said, and bounced around like a pinball. Hollowell described how several other cars were also thrown around by the tornado which he said was about 20 feet wide. He called Public Safety and then 911.

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