Smithville EF5 Damage Path JJ

Two views of the damage track through Smithville. The swath of scoured grass and EF5 damage is clearly defined, but the overall width of the tornado was much wider. Many vehicles were thrown great distances, including two that were picked up in the close foreground of both images (west of Young Street). One was a red SUV that was thrown half a mile into the Smithville water tower (visible at distance, well south of the primary damage streak) before being hurled an additional 1/4 mile to the tree line at the end of town. A truck, which originated in the same area, was never found.

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