Red Cross nurses work in the First Aid Clinic at the Belk Activity Center shelter. Muriel Minkler of the Oregon Trail chapter of the Red Cross takes a pulse from James Herrington. Herrington was visiting Tuscaloosa from Mississippi when he saw the twister coming down the road at him. He quickly jumped into a ditch, watched the tornado suck his truck into the air never to be seen again. Though the tornado only passed over him for a few seconds, he said he heard the noise in his ears for six hours.
Photo: Dennis Drenner/American Red Cross