(NECN: NBC: Jay Gray: Nashville, Tenn.) - For the second time this week, parts of the U.S. Midwest and South have been devastated by a string of tornadoes.
The hardest hit was the small town of Henryville, Indiana. Entire neighborhoods were wiped away and cars were tossed in the streets.
Local schools had just sent students home early when the twister hit. Many students rushed back inside their schools for safety while others rushed to the open arms and storm shelters of neighbors.
Those who survived are now trying to remind themselves of what's important.
Though they stress, their will is stronger than the winds as they begin the long difficult work of recovery here.