May Blog Challenge

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A picture is worth a thousand words...sometimes no words at all

Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures

I have to give captions.  These are my tornado aftermath pictures.  Pictures don't do it justice.  Some of these are photojournalist and some are artistic perspective.  Warning - There are a lot of pictures.  I have even more that I am working on editing and I will post to my flickr account.  


Hospital that was hit

Closer view of the hospital.  The cars embedded in the building.

Keys left on the hood of a demolished car.

Street signs from next to the bowling alley.

The sense of community - helping each other out.  

News crews from everywhere.

The 7-11 I went to at least twice a week.

There used to be houses here.

Just because I found it humorous

The bowling alley - the aerial view you can see the lanes.

Twisted metal around a tree.

A billboard sign

Cars from the interstate were brought to the Warren Movie Theatre parking lot.

I felt very sorry for this Santa hat.

Where the most intense part of the tornado hit.

Orr Family Farm.  Right next door 88 horses were killed.  It was a riding school.

Air Force One - Sunday

It flew right over my house and landed at the Air Force Base my husband worked at.

Daycare - 2 workers and three kids survived from here.
See more pictures at Story of my life.


13 comments:

  1. Wow, these remind me of hurricane damage to my hometown after Hurricanes Camille and Katrina. I'm from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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    1. I only know that devastation through pictures. I can't imagine what it looked like first hand. Mississippi and Alabama are two states I want to visit for an extended period of time to soak in the culture.

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  2. These pictures make me sad. I can't believe 88 horses died! So awful.

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    1. There were other animals too, but mostly horses. It was extremely sad. One of the stable hands tried to release as many as he could to give them a chance.

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  3. wow.... So much destruction. I'm also sad for the horses. :( They probably knew what was coming before anybody else....

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    1. I believe they did. Some survived, but most died. It was sad.

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  4. Oh these make me so sad! Such destruction. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know. More destruction than I ever want to see again, but living in Oklahoma there is a good chance I will see it again.

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  5. I wonder if the keys were there through the tornado. I'm always amazed at the things that were left untouched when there's absolute destruction around.

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    1. I don't know, but I loved the imagery.

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  6. I felt strong feelings of loss and sadness while looking at the photos. The Santa hat is very artistically captured, it speaks so much.

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    1. Thanks. I thought so too. I spoke to me.

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  7. I'm in Texas...this hits close to home....figuratively and literally. I have a dear friend in OKC and this stuff just scares the shit out of me. :(

    I watched and listened.... in utter horror at what was happening. :(

    Sigh....

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