Yesterday we had a series of 7 tornados in the Ft Bragg area. From what I've heard from people who are from here (I've only been here 4 years) the last time something happened like this was in the mid '80s. I have never witnessed anything like this, being from NY, and I just couldnt comprehend the destruction that happened.
The Sanford tornado can be viewed HERE. This is about 20 minutes North of where we live.
The Fayetteville tornado can be viewed HERE. This is where Ft Bragg is located.
The following are my photos. My darling husband was trying to get back home with his best friend when he heard about the twister ripping through Fayetteville. The boys ran home, grabbed their chainsaws (and me) and we all went to help where we could. I couldn't help clear All American expressway (one of the main entrances into Ft Bragg) because of the traffic. After they had helped the MP's clear the road, we went to the closest neighborhood affected by the tornado and found a house that needed people to help get a tree off their roof.
This shows the path across the median that the twister took
Houses just demolished
After clearing All American-We went towards the neighborhood in the picture above to see if we could help, and this is what we found...
This is the house we stopped to help at... the tree had gone into her bedroom
Hubs on the roof trying to get most of the tree down without breaking her window
Clear skies... no indication of the weather from a few hrs earlier
Another soldier helping... they almost have the tree down