Saluki Marooned by Robert P. Rickman

Good Friday Tornadoes of 2009 in Murfreesboro Tennessee.

One of the saddest days I can remember in broadcasting was the morning of  April 10th 2009: It was the day after Good Friday.  I remember seeing the roof of a large building peeled back like the lid of a sardine can.  It was a ghastly sight.

What impressed me most however, was how some 270-thousand people in Rutherford county, located in the Nashville metro area, came together to rebuild their community  less than 24-hours after two EF-4 tornadoes caused destruction, injuries, and death.

This was part of an eight hour live broadcast.  It has been edited to tell the story, so parts of it are out of sequence.

The most poignant moment was when the bible of a dead mother was found in the wreckage...

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