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5th anniversary of March 2 tornadoes
« on: February 23, 2017, 17:37:11 CST »
On March 2, 2012, several strong tornadoes ripped through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. One especially strong twister hit a couple of small communities just a little to the northeast of my home town. What made this one so devastating -- besides being an EF4 -- was the fact that it was more like the storms you'd find in the Great Plains. Namely, they stay on the ground for longer distances; it's not uncommon to have a tornado stay on the ground 25-50 miles (roughly 40-80 km). Around here, it's normal for a tornado to stay on the ground for a mile or two (almost 1 1/2 to 3 km). That makes a big difference -- there are a lot more people in much smaller spaces in Indiana than in Kansas or Nebraska.

Anyway, a few days later, security footage from Henryville High School and Elementary School were released, showing what can happen when a building takes a direct hit from an EF4 tornado...

It's still amazing 5 years later.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2017, 17:39:25 CST by ElectricWhite »
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