Looking at a current online map, you still wouldn’t see the devastation of April 29, 2017. From ground level, however, nothing seems to match up to either the map or the memory. Foundations remain at the end of overgrown driveways. Piles of trees and debris dot pastures, some smoldering and others still to be burned.
In other areas, the brute force of the storms is still evident in the trees. Like the rest of the tornado-damaged landscape, they are sprouting new growth out of the solid trunks that somehow withstood the wind’s onslaught.
As we look back at the most destructive storm in TVEC’s 80-year history, we remain grateful for the amazing community support during the days after the storm.