MOORE, Oklahoma (KFOR) -- In times of crisis, you won't find many people more extraordinary than Shannon Workman.
On Monday night she became the "Paul Revere" of natural disasters.
"We're going to get hit, it was right there," Workman recalls.
Shannon had come to Moore, Oklahoma's "A Step Above Learning Center" to retrieve her 3-year-old son.
"They were being kind and reassuring the kids, singing to them and I told them we're going to get hit," she says.
Owners Abby Larson and Heather Walker put a newborn in a car seat and shielded a dozen more babies with their bodies.
"The lights went out, power was off; it was totally black. Suddenly we had light because the building was gone, just gone. Nothing," Workman explains.
Medics Lisa Lester and Adam Jacob were the first to arrive.
"They all had head injuries, covered from head to toe in mud. All you could see was the whites of their eyes," Lester says.
With no radio or phone communication the medics had to bend the rules and load everyone into the back of Unit 363.