F5 Tornado Damage Photo

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This is classic F5 damage. The Bridge Creek/Moore, Oklahoma, tornado of 3 May 1999 leveled this house, swept the foundation almost completely clean, shredded the house remains into small pieces and scattered the debris downwind to the northeast (rear). The house was relatively well-contructed with slab-to-wall anchor bolts evenly spaced around the bottom plate. Some of those bolts can be seen in this photo, protruding upward from just inside the edges of the concrete slab.