Thursday, September 16, 2010


Inspired by this story of Time magazine accidentally using a 35-year-old photo and saying it was new (of a tornado passing by the Statue of Liberty), I decided to Google tornado pictures, because, you know, I'm kind of a natural disasters geek. Here are some of the cooler ones I found!

The photo in question, from the summer of 1976

A heart-stopping photo of a tornado in downtown Miami in 1997

Iowa City, 2008

Salt Lake City, 1999

Canadian city (I'm guessing Toronto?), 2000


Catherine said...

Cool photos, I hope my only experience with tornados (and water spouts)is through photos. I can marvel at the forces of nature without the fear of them.

Eddie said...

The second one from the bottom is indeed Toronto but is not from 2000. The storm rolled into the city on August 20, 2009, and while a few low-strength tornadoes were reported in suburban communities this picture does not depict a tornado. Here's a link: