Ft. Leonard Wood, MO — The new year of 2011 has arrived but the horrors of 2010's waning days continue to haunt those affected by mother nature's devastation.
At Fort Leonard Wood, units of soldiers and families today continued to sift through the damage of friday's tornado.
And for an army that normally trains to engage in conflicts abroad, this mission is solely within its borders.
"We had heard rumblings, we had heard the thunder - kind of like the roar of the train," said Lt. Philip Scott, standing in front of the rubble that was once his house.
For Scott, the storm was a different roar than those of cannons and tanks. And there was only so much he could do to protect his loved ones.
"[We] had each other in the corner, that's when all the windows broke in the house, our bedrooms ripped off and our puppy ran straight after the tornado."
The National Weather Service confirms that an EF 3 tornado tore through several miles of Fort Leonard Wood just before 9am New Year's Eve morning. Fort Wood's top brass says the twister ripped up military training areas, crippled a section of utility systems and upended some 70 homes like that of Lt. Scott.