Read an account of the Joplin tornado first published in Esquire Magazine. I’m quoting here:
"The tornado stretches twenty thousand feet into the sky. It is three quarters of a mile wide. It is not empty. It is carrying two-by-fours and drywall and automobiles. It is carrying baseball cards, laptop computers, family photo albums.
It is carrying people, as naked as newborns, their clothes stripped away like tissue paper.
It is carrying fragments of the Walmart where Carl and Jennifer met, of the church where Donna worships, of three of the nursing homes where Lacey works. It has traveled six miles through the city, and now it is carrying a great deal of the city within itself."
Wow, sounds like science fiction, but does this seem accurate? Thanks.