Surveillance cameras capture incredible tornado damage

submitted by Gabrielle Price

Having grown up in the Midwest and knowing how to prepare for severe weather and tornadoes was part and parcel of the Midwest experience.  But the strength of these storms has been alarming to say the least.
This surveillance camera footage shows several angles of the destruction from one of a reported 95 tornadoes in the Plains region of the United States.  In all my years as a photographer and former storm chaser – I’ve never seen footage like this.  I had to post it.
Please help those who are affected by these storms by looking up any of the cities listed below the video.

I’m quite certain there will be a lot of local aid organizations set up to help since our Federal Government is ill equipped to handle this kind of destruction – the economy is tanking under their watch while denying climate changes to boot.  Mother nature is in charge now.  Heed her warnings when weather services issue them.

[Footage stops at 6:50 where the camera remains stuck.]

Tornado producing storms ravaged parts of the Plains Saturday and Saturday night, killing at least five people and leaving behind incredible destruction.

According to the Storm Prediction Center, more than 95 tornadoes were reported from Oklahoma through Kansas, Nebraska and southern Iowa on Saturday.

The deadliest of the tornadoes ravaged the town of Woodward, OK, where at least five people were killed and 30 injured.

The tornado ripped through the northwest side of the city, destroying or damaging dozens of homes.

Another tornado tore through the southern portion of Wichita, KS, causing significant damage but no major injuries.

Wichita, Mid-Continent Airport recorded a wind gust of 84 mph just after the control tower evacuated.

Damage was recorded at the Boeing and Spirit Aerosystems plants. Six buildings at Spirit Aerosystems were heavily damaged while four others had major damage.

According to the Kansas City Star, damage in the Wichita area is estimated at as much as $283 million.

A tornado ripped through the town of Thurman, IA, Saturday evening, destroying around 75 percent of the town.

Amazingly, no major injuries were reported, but the remainder of the town is without power and has been evacuated until further notice.

Woman’s role in creation

by Anais Nin

Woman’s role in creation should be parallel to her role in life. I don’t mean the good earth. I mean the bad earth too, the demon, the instincts, the storms of nature. Tragedies, conflicts, mysteries are personal. Man fabricated a detachment which became fatal. Woman must not fabricate. She must descend into the real womb and expose its secrets and its labyrinths. She must describe it as the city of Fez, with its Arabian Nights gentleness, tranquility and mystery. She must describe the voracious moods, the desires, the worlds contained in each cell of it. For the womb has dreams. It is not as simple as the good earth. I believe at times that man created art out of fear of exploring woman. I believe woman stuttered about herself out of fear of what she had to say. She covered herself with taboos and veils. Man invented a woman to suit his needs. He disposed of her by identifying her with nature and then paraded his contemptuous domination of nature. But woman is not nature only. She is the mermaid with her fish-tail dipped in the unconscious. Her creation will be to make articulate this obscure world which dominates man, which he denies being dominated by, but which asserts its domination in destructive proofs of its present madness.

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