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Oconee County School Psychologist Rides Out Typhoon Haiyan

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - An Oconee County school psychologist is among the millions of people dealing with the remnants of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

According to our news coverage partners at the Anderson Independent-Mail, Kathy Crain, of Seneca, has been in the Philippines since late September living her lifelong dream as a volunteer with the Peace Corp. Up until last week everything seemed to be going as planned, until Haiyan struck the country.
 
"It was unlike anything I ever experienced," Crain told the Independent-Mail's Mike Ellis. 'The winds were incredible. It made me think of a tornado, which i've never experienced, but I heard the train sound that they say you hear in a tornado. I heard that twice."

Crain and other volunteers did everything they could think of to ride out the storm. They checked on windows reinforced with rebar, as the storm raged with winds of nearly 200 miles-per hour. About the storm had passed and the fury had died down, she told the Independent-Mail that she heard the first chainsaw about eight hours later.

According to the Independent-Mail, Crain sent her family an e-mail after the storm was over telling them that she was 'alright' and noted the devastation was everywhere she looked. Over 1,700 people lost their lives due to the storm, and authorities expect the numbers to rise, possibly to as many as 10,000.

To read the entire story from our news coverage partners at the Anderson Independent-Mail, click here.
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