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Anyone Home?

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 February 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Site of what used to be my brother's home. The home took a direct hit by a tornado that tore through Wheatland, Wisconsin on January 7, 2008. Yes, January! No one was home at the time.

The home still standing in the background was unsalvageable after it was pushed back 10'-0" off its foundation. The home on the other side was left standing, but was also unsalvageable. Rebuilding of the house started almost immediately thanks to a foundation that was left intact. As of this date, the new roof has been completed and interior work will soon begin.

The green grass and sunshine looks like this may have occured during the summer until you see the barren trees. Photo taken January 8, 2008.

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MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

OMG! Steven, it's a blessing no one was home and thank goodness your brother and family are safe. A powerful reminder of the other side of nature.

18 Feb 2008 11:01am

Steven from Montreal, Canada

A tragic example of nature's power!

18 Feb 2008 12:02pm

Levine from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I hope everyone was okay and darn, this is bad... Luckily i do not have tornado in my country...YET!?

18 Feb 2008 1:07pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Amazing the amount of damage. So lucky no one was home.

18 Feb 2008 1:58pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

The power of nature.

18 Feb 2008 6:42pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Oh, what a mess! Good luck to you and your family!

18 Feb 2008 7:03pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang Prigge from Granby, QC, Canada

I'm so glad that nobody was hurt, material damage can be fixed....

18 Feb 2008 8:17pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Wow, tornadoes scare me so much more than hurricanes. I think it's the suddenness, and the focused total destruction. I'm also glad your brother and family were not at home when this hit.

19 Feb 2008 2:56am

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Thank God no one was home at the time, but what devestation. I hope that the rebuilding goes well and that you are all safe and sound in a nice cozy home before too much longer.

19 Feb 2008 7:32pm

greg from Denver, United States

thank god no one was home... tornadoes are just evil...

26 Feb 2008 5:28pm