Union University remembers God’s protection 5 years after devastating tornado

JACKSON, Tenn. (TAB) — February 5, 2008, represents a significant day in the lives of thousands of Union University students who huddled in their dorm rooms as an F-4 tornado swept through Jackson, Tenn. No lives were lost even though nearly 20 buildings were destroyed in the storm. Hitting at 7:02 p.m., many students were out of class and already in their dorm rooms. As first responders arrived at the scene that night, they reportedly called Jackson Hospital to alert them of the numerous injuries and deaths that were likely to have taken place. Rescue operations continued through the night until every student and staff member were accounted for. The university rebuilt and added more dorms with re-enfored safe rooms as well as many other improvements. The university is streaming a live video of the five year memorial service from the campus chapel at 7:02 p.m.

To watch the live streaming service, click here.
To view pictures from Feb. 5, 2008, click here.

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