On the way back from a vacation in Florida I managed to view the devestation of the string of toronados that destroyed hundreds of buildings, injured scores of people, and killed 21 on April 18.
Just off of I-95 in central North Carolina is the town of Dunn. Once the home for over a hundred residents of the Cedar Creek Mobile Home Park. Now, it’s just a wasteland of several hundred acres with a few damaged trailers standing.
Arriving at the Mobile Home Park 6 days after the toronado touched down I was surprised to see a few residents still trying to salvage what they could out of what was left.
Here are a few images that I captured, from a vacation I will never forget!
This is where a mobile home stood before the 160 MPH tornadic winds ripped it from the ground along with most the trees in the area.
The winds so powerful, they bent the metal street sign for the Cedar Creek Mobile Home Park almost in half.
At the entrance to the mobile home park, all that is standing is the cluster of mailboxes. Now, a repository for pairs of shoes found throughout the site.
One of the few things left found without and damage to it was this bible with some water damage to it, found in front of one of the trailers.
Looking out of one of the trailers that had a huge whole ripped through its side, and it’s contents sucked out.
Here is a view of the same trailer of what it left inside.
Nothing left but of the remenants of the mobile homes, littering the landscape for hundreds of acres.
Here is brief Associated Press article about the toronado.