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Tornado at Alma House

Yesterday I got news that a tornado hit my Alma, Arkansas house the night before (Thursday night). The damage to the house, I am told, is minimal, but the damage to the trees is devastating. I have lost 6-7 or more very large trees in the back yard. They hold the soil in to avoid erosion. The top photo is a tree on the back deck. The second photo is one in the back yard and you can see another tree, an ever green down behind the main tree in the photo. I do not know if the tree house that I have painted in 2 seasons has survived. I hope so. There is a tree that holds it up. I’ve been told that a tree fell on the neighbor’s fence and another on the roof of the other side of the house from the top view here. These photos were taken by Charlie Stapp with his cell phone. He & his family are feeding the cats and watching the house for me. As far as I know, the tornado only touched down here my house and a tree diagonally across the street was in the road. Apparently the tornado sirens went off in Alma and in Fort Smith, but to my knowledge what you see here and more at my house is all the damage from a tornado in this area. There were damaging and very high winds also and they might have done damage else where.

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Caballero Salguero 12 Jun 2011

Terrible and dramatic Sharon, one day in San Antonio 1989 a great tornado,my wise, daughter and I m alls crazy....a Purgatory very tragic. Fantastic photograph and fragment. Beautiful my friend...Have great Sunday, Pepe

Suzanne Laytham 01 May 2011

How awful Sharon. At least no one was hurt. And your house was not in Alabama. Good luck with the restorations.

Jo-Ann Hayden 28 Apr 2011


Alberto D'Assumpcao 26 Apr 2011

That's terrible, Sharon!!! I can't imagine what's something like that!!!

Eva Britt 23 Apr 2011

Dear Saron I'm so glad you was in a safe place during the tornado. Also good to hear that your cats are safe and your home isn't damaged. Take care! Hugs EBA