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Unusual Weather Damage

Snap & Spike

Snap & Spike

The title of this page is precisely what a tornado on 9 May 2003 did to this pole on the north fringe of its track. Although the houses immediately at rear (north) suffered little or no damage; there was enough wind on this side of the stone fence to snap the pole apart several feet off the ground. The removed part blew northwestward then dropped straight down, parallel to its decapitated base. Its insulator and wire connections held firm, though, preventing the pole from tipping over in any direction and yielding this strange destructive symmetry.

Oklahoma City OK (10 May 3) looking NE