HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - A Harlan teacher used to live in Moore, Oklahoma near the area the tornado hit.
His sister currently lives in nearby Norman, Oklahoma but is in Evarts visiting family this week and missed the tornado.
For the Harlan High School English and Theatre teacher, Kevn Crider, it was tough watching the Oklahoma tornado pictures on television.
“It was very tough to see,” Crider said.
He lived in Moore for ten years and spent three years at Moore West Junior High.
“That's what really scared me, finding out how they were and knowing it hit directly in the area where students that I taught, I was very concerned,” said Crider.
His cell phone is full of messages from friends and former students telling him they survived.
His sister, Lisa Cook, lives in Norman, OK but is visiting family in Harlan County.
She spent hours calling her husband and daughter who drive through Moore for work and are okay.
The brother and sister plan to help Moore recover.
Crider says he is thankful he was not in Moore when the tornado hit.