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Tornado-damaged house

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Sunday April 10, 2011

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Early Tuesday morning, a tornado raked along Ararat Road in Pilot Mountain, NC, damaging several houses and downing many trees. A cleanup crew was working on this one when we drove by on Sunday.

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16. ChrisAnthemum
12:40 AM GMT on April 12, 2011
Thanks for your comments, Bernyy and Nuriel!
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15. Bernyy
8:43 PM GMT on April 11, 2011
Very sad!
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14. Nuriel22
5:10 PM GMT on April 11, 2011
Oh my god! Sad photo but nice shot
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13. ChrisAnthemum
3:32 PM GMT on April 11, 2011
Thanks, Lori, you're welcome to the snow! I think we're done with THAT for this spring, but hail and other violent weather are endemic in our neck of the woods this time of year. This weekend marked the 22nd anniversary of my husband's and my first visit to Winston-Salem, where he was interviewing for the job he still has today. One place we toured was Old Salem, the historic district just south of downtown Winston, where I photographed many old trees that had been there for ages. Not long after our trip, a tornado leveled a good many of them, which will take decades to grow back anything like what they were.
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12. SVLover
3:22 PM GMT on April 11, 2011
My goodness! I think I will stick with the snow, Kathy. Glad your house wasn't damaged.
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11. ChrisAnthemum
3:18 PM GMT on April 11, 2011
Jarrus, there has been a crew working there day by day to clean up the mess. In our rural area, most houses have wells and septic tanks rather than city water and sewer. If the power is out, there is no water either because the pumps are electrically powered. That probably explains the porta-potty.
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10. Jarrus
2:35 PM GMT on April 11, 2011
interesting photo ... the roof, the tree, the toilette :D . . free
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9. ChrisAnthemum
2:20 AM GMT on April 11, 2011
Thanks for your comments, Gil and Tim -- wish I could have gotten more shots; there was plenty of subject matter, but I was with two people who were tired and didn't have time for an unscheduled photo shoot! Maybe I can go back tomorrow, alone.
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8. docshovel39
2:20 AM GMT on April 11, 2011
Beautiful shot ! I hate to see the destruction though . Thanks for posting .
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7. gilg72
2:18 AM GMT on April 11, 2011
That is way too close for comfort. Glad you escaped it's encounter. nice series & thank you for showing us what has happened.
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6. ChrisAnthemum
2:03 AM GMT on April 11, 2011
We sure have, Gary -- I heard the thing pass overhead just at the time the newspaper article said it had hit that area, which is not far from our house -- much too close for comfort! Its pathway was aimed right at our house; if it hadn't lifted, ours might have looked like this one, or worse...
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5. Railheel
1:59 AM GMT on April 11, 2011

Great capture Kathy. We have had some bad weather for sure.
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4. ChrisAnthemum
1:41 AM GMT on April 11, 2011
Thanks for your comments, Wilma and Kat! I live in a brick house too!
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2. ColoradoKat
1:38 AM GMT on April 11, 2011
Oooh, that poor tree really took a hit!
This picture shows why I love brick houses!
Great shot!
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1. Kennebunker
1:16 AM GMT on April 11, 2011
Aha! We see a lot of the Blue Tarp ;treatment here in Maine. Hope the fix is quick and complete.
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Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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