Some of the photos you have to see to believe!
No words needed. Find photos taken by Tim Marshall during his Lee County, Alabama Tornado damage surveying trip below – quotes above photos come from Marshall.
“’Tim Marshall’ is surveying tornado damage in Lee County. Seeing a combination of poorly anchored and unanchored manufactured homes.”
“AL CARNAGE: Vast majority of the 23 deaths were in manufactured homes.”
“MOWED FOREST: Mile after mile of flattened pine forest. No doubt about where the tornado track was.”
“THE BIG FAIL: Site built homes on concrete slabs had anchor bolts but no nuts or washers to secure the wall plates to the slabs. What the ???”
“TREE STOPPERS: Vaulted and tossed homes that were stopped by trees”
“Vehicles caught by the Tornado. Reminders of why we don’t want to get too close.”
“EF-4 HOME: Examined this house where the NWS assigned the highest rating for this tornado. It was one of the better, self-built homes. At least it would meet code. Wall studs were toenailed to properly bolted base plates. According to a relative, four occupants survived by hiding in the steel bathtub. Many people stopped by to autograph the remaining closet wall, now a shrine.”
“THAT’S A WRAP! Dr. Daphne LaDue spoke with many storm victims to learn what they did to seek shelter during the tornado. In all, we examined 30 manufactured homes and 11 site built homes in detail. Teaming up social scientists with damage surveyors yielded great information. This research is just beginning!”
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