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Kentuckian Attending College In Ala. Safe Following Bad Weather

Posted at 11:35 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 11:36:24-05

AUBURN, Ala. (LEX 18)– There are a number of Kentuckians who were right in the path of Sunday’s deadly storm in Alabama.

Michala Frederick is from Lawrenceburg, but moved to Auburn nine months ago to attend veterinary school. She tells LEX 18 that right now there are lots of other potential students from the Bluegrass there as well for school interviews.

The vet school was opened to the public Sunday afternoon as a shelter from the torrential rains and tornadoes.

That’s where she rode out the storm with many others for more than an hour.

“I was surprised at how fast the rain like would change directions. You look outside one minute and it would be raining in one direction and you’d look outside the next and it would be in a totally different direction. It was definitely new being from Kentucky I was not expecting that.”

Michala says Auburn, which is in Lee County, didn’t see the type of devastation nearby Beauregard did.

In fact, she tells us the vet school is holding classes as normal Monday.