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Daylight reveals Tornado damage in detail
- Written by Steve Patterson Steve Patterson
- Created: 28 December 2015 28 December 2015
Glenn Heights, TX - I shot these on Sunday December 27th in and around Donald T. Shields Elementary school.
Although cloudy and on and off heavy rain, the daylight revealed the extent and power of the Tornado that ripped through parts of Ovilla, Oak Leaf and Glenn Heights. How wind can knock over 30 foot walls, blow out nearly every window and twist steel like a noodle, but leave papers, flags, and snacks on desks untouched is simply amazing. To see large pieces of debris embedded into the side of a building or burried several inches into the ground shows the power of a Tornado.
Thank you to the ROISD and ROISD Police for allowing me to return during the daylight.
One of many large HVAC Units lays on the sidewalk 60-70 yards from the nearest roof.
|West entrance||Utility Trailer wedged between pillar and wall on the west side|
|Classroom||Heavy structual wall damage|