Documenting Oklahoma Tornado Rescue Efforts

Photographer discusses taking photos of the natural disaster.
1:35 | 05/21/13

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It was snapped by one of the first photographers on the scene. Sue ograki, with the associated press. What she saw was still so raw, so new, she tells us about those images. We had advance warnings that tornadoes would probably be developing again yesterday afternoon. I knew I had to get down here quickly. I had to get down here before it hit, or at least be on my way before it hit. I was expecting to find destruction. Driving down here, there's a lot worry, a lot of anticipation. I parked the car and got out and started walking around. That's when I found the school. What I saw through my lens yesterday was kind of like a saving grace, because there was all this destruction here and bad things and people died, but what I got to see was people being saved. You don't get to see that very often as I news photographer. The school was badly hit. When I rounded the corner, at first I didn't know it was a school. I had to ask someone, they told me it was a school. That's I think where the best images came from, images of children being saved, among all this destruction, they were being saved. The debris that was so heavy and so thick, it was amazing that anyone could come out of there. And it was just, every time a child got pulled out of there, it was just a sense of relief. Oh, another one. And she's okay. He's okay. They look scared, but they don't really look like they're hurt. But to actually witness the saving, it's an incredible feeling.

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