Groundhog Day Tornado

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I covered the 2007 Groundhog Day Tornados near Deland, Florida, February 2, 2007.  There were 21 people killed and 76 others injured during the tornado, as a result of a  supercell with a 70-mile trail of damage.  I covered the first and second day of the tragedy,  along with several stories related to the community rebuilding their homes and lives. – Jannet Walsh

Jannet Walsh, Ocala Star-Banner, day after tornados in the Lake Mack area, Deland, Fla., Feb. 3, 2007. Photo by Fred Hiers, Ocala Star-Banner.

The second day after the tornado I was sent to specifically get a list of the dead in an area called Lake Mack.  In my career as a  photojournalist, this is the closet  I have been to a war zone with the high death total of 21 people, and most homes destroyed.


 


A long east-west line of various colors indicates the strength of the storm as it moves across the Floridian peninsula. Boxes indicate the warnings issued by the Nation Weather Service. A particularly violent section of the storm, the part which caused the tornadoes, is signified by deep red. It is followed across the state by NWS warnings.
By NOAA – http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/surveys/020207/index.html, Public Domain, Link

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