May 7, 2003 at 10:34 PM CDT - Updated June 20 at 2:45 PM
Tornado Rips Through Pulaski County By: Ryan Tate
(Grand Chain, IL)--One person is dead and five injured as a tornado rips through the Pulaski County.
According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, Steve Kohn was killed while protecting his son in his basement. Kohn was a computer science professor at Cairo High School and chief negotiator for the teacher's union.
Most of damage was along Tick Ridge Road, with trees uprooted, homes destroyed and debris covering county roads.
Rescue personnel and volunteers continue searching for the injured, but according to a deputy with the sheriff's department, everyone in the area is accounted for.