Adairsville tornado, a day later

Thursday morning at around 9:45 a.m., I was asked to drive up to Adairsville, Georgia to interview victims of the EF3 tornado that hit the town on Wednesday. Twenty-four hours after it left the town a mess, I was pulling off at the Adairsville I-75 exit.

This wasn’t the first time I’d gone to the scene of a tornado for my job, but it was probably the worst damage I’ve seen from a twister, in person. So I want to share the images with you because the damage is vast and driving through it can be demoralizing.

You should know that the people I spoke with were very upbeat and thankful to be alive. Even the ones standing on top of the rubble that used to be their home. It was rather inspiring, even though the setting looked bleak. Check out the photos below, and you’ll see what I mean (and feel free to check out my story from the trip).

For best viewing, click on the first photo and scroll through with your arrow keys.

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