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Caught on video: Teen hurt as roof rips off shed during EF0 tornado in Gibson Co.

Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 9:45 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 6:45 AM CDT
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GIBSON CO., Ind. (WFIE) - On Wednesday, officials confirmed an EF0 tornado went through Gibson County on Thursday afternoon, with winds peaking at 85 miles per hour.

The storm also rolled through Pike and Knox counties.

Things got scary for one Gibson County teen who was caught on camera trying to run to safety.

The incredible videos were captured on security cameras above the family’s home.

17-year-old Jesse Herrin told 14 News he was working on his boat when his dad yelled at him to get inside.

He then started to see tools and random objects start flying around his yard.

[RELATED: Officials: Minimal damage reported in Pike Co. following storm]

In the video, you can see as the roof begins to shake due to high winds.

A second later, that roof is whipped through the air.

“I started running,” Herrin said. “I got hit by a roof.”

Sierra Koberstein was able to get a second angle as well - a bit of a clearer look.

Herrin said he began crawling toward his boat to get out of the winds.

His puppy hid under the porch, and his dad hunkered down in what was left of the garage.

Herrin said by the time he reached the boat, it had all stopped.

He said he went to the hospital and left knowing he had a concussion.

He also had stitches on his chin and arm after being hit by the roof and a flying metal rod.

Herrin said he’s alright now, but he’ll be taking some time to heal so he can start fixing his home.

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