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the photos I've seen are stupifying really
When you see a before and after of what is probably 50 buildings or more, and it doesn't even look like a complete wall standing after, it's just hard to believe.
It's hard to believe that (thankfully) the death toll isn't higher than it is.
one of the pictures that shocked me most
was the loss of a wall that had obviously been built to be tornado resistant if not tornado proof. The process is concrete "cinder" blocks but with rebar inserted in the holes and concrete pour filling the holes. Maybe something impacted it since cars and trucks were lifted into the trees, but the wall was sheared off just a few feet from the ground. It would seem the ONLY safe shelters would be those built below ground level.
I didn't see that pic, but I agree.
That wall would stand up if anything would. I guess it was within the "eighth of a mile" width.
Good comment. One of the worst I've seen, too.
Midwest is flat and has tornado weather patterns- the twisters just roll on through.
Death toll: I'm told the Weather Bureaus can give earlier warnings these days.
Some black humor:
"Robert Addison assess (sic) the damage to his home caused when a tree fell on it during severe weather in Kokomo, Ind., Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)"
Post-it sign on cabinet: "Caution wet paint"
The least of his problems.