Just talked to my sister about some of the damage done by the Arkansas tornadoes of Feb. 5th. She told how some of the debris from Highland, Arkansas has shown up 60 miles away up in Missouri. Some of the menus from Atkins, Ark., restaurants have shown up 30 miles away in another town. It makes me wonder what happens to the roofs that are torn off of buildings. Where do they land; and, are they in one piece or are they shredded?
I grew up in a town that is located in tornado alley which goes across several states. I saw, once, one two story building that had been hit. Upstairs was an apartment; while, downstairs was a dry cleaners. After the tornado, one wall was gone–totally. There wasn’t any rubbish left on the sidewalk. Looking at the dry cleaners; the clothes were still hanging on the rail in the plastic bags, upstairs the easy chair was still backed up to the wall with a lamp on a nearby table. However, the wall was gone, It looked as if a giant buzz saw had neatly removed the wall without damaging anything else. I could even see into the floor joists that were between the upper and lower floor. Freaky! Meanwhile, across the street, caddy-corner, the two story furniture store looked as if a giant fist had punched in the building dead center like a baker would punch down a bowl of rising dough.
In the Texas town I live in now, there had been a furniture factory that burned–fiercely. The pillar of smoke from the; wood, glue, laminating products, etc. went clear across this county into the one next door. There ended up being debris floating down out of the smoke that fell all over the place. My husband and I saw pieces of ash as big as dinner plates come floating out of the sky! We are approximately 3 to 4 miles from where the fire was. I had a garden hose that I used to soak down the dried lawn and the roof of our apartment, to avoid further fires from sparks in the debris. As I stated earlier—Freaky Things!