During a three-hour period, we walked through Duquesne and visited East Middle School and talked with people removing what was left of their belongings from the apartment complex behind the 15th Street Wal-Mart:
But we did meet Terri Bass, the sister of Chris Lucas, a 27-year-old former Navy submariner and father of four who lived in this same complex and worked as manager of a nearby Pizza Hut.
When the storm hit, Lucas herded his employees into a sturdy cooler. Then he and another manager huddled into a more flimsy cooler, Bass told us.
Lucas was sucked into the storm. Rescue workers recovered his body several hundred yards from the cooler.
He died a hero, his sister said, risking his life for others. “He was a really good brother,” Bass said.