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Tornado Aftermath in Ringgold, GA

Ryan McBride – Year 2, Term 3 Work
Blog: www.mcbridephotography.wordpress.com

April 28th, 2011 Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee were hit with multiple tornados. All were in the range of EF3 to EF5 speeds, the worst speeds for a tornado. April was a record month, with over 600 tornados. I went down to Ringgold, GA, a small town in North Georgia just below the Tennessee border where a EF4 destroyed the town. It continued into Cherokee Valley killing 8 people and wounding others. But this town is not broken and the people remain strong as ever. What I witnessed down there was tragic, overwhelming, heart wrenching and beautiful all at the same time. It changed how I thought and feel about many things about Georgia and it’s people and the strength our people have when situated with a devastating loss.

-Ryan McBride


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