Baton Rouge firefighters to help Alabama residents in crisis

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Monday, May 2, 2011 - 6:57pm

More than two dozen Baton Rouge firefighters are headed to Alabama tonight to help search for victims of last week's deadly tornados.

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, firefighters would normally go door-to-doo, but most of the doors are gone now, and they must push through the rubble to check on the safety and welfare of survivors.

"The lieutenant he was saying like 10 seconds. If it lasted that long, I wouldn't even give it that long," stated Timothy King, a survivor. The whole thing is ironic because it will take years to recover.

"It's beyond comprehension that - I mean that we were able to just walk out of here. I've still yet to figure it out. Like I said - nothin' shy of the grace of god, that's it. Anything else would be a lie," said King.

In Tuscaloosa, more than 340 people are still missing.

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