Tornado damage

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  1. John_Olexa

    John_Olexa No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    These are tornado damage images from the April 28, 2002 LaPlata, F-4 tornado. I got there 20 minutes after the tornado passed.

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    There is a lot to be said about being at the right place at the right time. Good coverage.
     
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    that second picture is phenomenal and i love the third image!!!!!

    La Plata. thats sick. im glad you werent in that!
     
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    Thanks! I love the challange of photojournalisum.
    yeah I was sitting in a school parking lot waiting it out. Didn't see the tornado but I sure felt, or should say the truck sure felt the hail!! Golf ball to baseball sized!

    I was just about the only photographer there that night. It hit a little after 7 PM I believe and got dark quick. The next day was a diffrent story . Everybody and there mother were there LOL.

    Most of the still images aside from the tornado itself that were on the Weather Channels show Storm Stories were mine. A few also were in a book, can't remember the title right now. A few in WeatherWise magazine.
     
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    Damn, I've always loved these kinds of pictures. Not cause they kill people and stuff, it's just cool. I find them interesting :)
     

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