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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Left Alone


From the Archives - Greensburg, Kansas 2012

One of the less than 5% of the structures left standing after a EF5 tornado struck the town on May 4, 2007.  If Chandler Minnesota left any doubt in my mind about my long time wish to see a tornado, Greensburg took care of that.


It is a mystery as to why all the houses around it were blown away yet this one was left standing.




9 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Less than 5% is frightening......

s.c said...

By the look of it it passed very narrowly. Not my cup of tea either.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's one experience I'll gladly forego as well.

EG CameraGirl said...

I've never seen a tornado and never hope to see one. When I was a child and very impressionable, a tornado passed through a neighbouring town. Photos of the destruction scared me then and thinking about it scares me now.

Linda Kay said...

The power of a tornado is unbelievable. I've also seen the aftermath back in the day, when one passed through just a few miles from our farm. It wiped out all the buildings on a farm.

TexWisGirl said...

*sigh*

ClickNCamera said...

This is a great shot, it really says a lot! I would love to storm chase one day. Living in Oklahoma, you are bound to be see tornadoes, I just pray we will never actually be in one.

Randy said...

It always amazes me how one can me left standing.

Rose said...

Oh, it does look lonely...wonderful in B&W!