For more photos, see my previous post.
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Above: An uncommon site in Walmart: no lines--and no cashiers.
They were all with we customers, clustered in the Ladies Wear
department during the Tornado Warning, which began at 9:53 a.m.
(Taken Nov. 15) Above: And then the power went out around 10:15 a.m., the same
time the tornado was ripping through trees and buildings less than a
half mile to the east of us. Found out today that this Walmart didn't
get its power back until 2:00 a.m. this morning. (Taken Nov. 15) Above: The building behind the saftey baricade is what used to be
the FunZone, a ware-house type facility that housed a skating rink and other kids'
entertainment features, as well as a daycare facility called Learning Zone.
31 children and 4 adults walked away from this--no deaths and no serious injuries.
(Taken Nov. 16) Above: Across the street from the FunZone, was a group of businesses
(including our vet's office, which is the building with the blue tarps)
and an apartment complex. (Taken Nov. 16) Above: A pile of twisted siding. You can see some of the lesser damaged
apartments in the background. For a photo showing more of the damage,
see my previous post. (Taken Nov. 16)
Above: These are bleachers from an athletic field which is on
the other side of the street. The main Post Office building is in
the background. (Taken Nov. 15) Above: This is the AUM athletic field across the street from
the Post Office. You can see some siding hanging from a
broken-topped tree behind the tree that was uprooted. Also,
notice the water in the foreground. We got over four inches of
rain yesterday. (Taken Nov. 15) Above: Trees snapped off like twigs. The swath of the path at this
point looks like it is about a football field width. (Taken Nov. 16) Above: Across the highway from the previous photo
is this area of trees, also snapped off. (Taken Nov. 16)
Above: The sunset last night. Ironically, it was one of the most beautiful
we've had in months. (Taken Nov. 15)