Monday, August 27, 2012

Tornado Ravaged Cemeteries

An iron fence was pulled up along with it’s concrete anchors after a tornado hit Piner, Kentucky. Photo Courtesy of Tina Cummins  - LINK

Grave marker after a tornado in Wadena, MN - LINK

A rural cemetery suffered major damage during a tornado in Adams County, Ohio. Photo credit: Annette M Palmer - LINK

A downed tree finds its final resting place in the Confederate burial section of Oakland Cemetery, where approximately 6,900 Confederate soldiers, including 3,000 unknowns, are buried. Photo credit: Joey Ivansco / AJC - LINK

Broken tree after a tornado hit Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Photo credit: Gregory Miller

Trees down in an Oakland cemetery after a tornado hit - LINK

Detail of the tornado damage at an Oakland Cemetery. Photo credit: Ellis Vener - LINK

Tornado damage at  St. John's Cemetery in NY. Photo by Salon Nowojorski on Flickr

Debris and broken headstones litter the Mt. Moriah cemetery after it was hit by a tornado March 3, 2012 in Henryville, Indiana.- LINK

Tornado ruined cemetery in Oakland - LINK

More destruction at historic Oakland Cemetery. Photo by John Amis - LINK

A statue of former Georgia Gov. Joseph E. Brown lies broken. Photo by Allen Sullivan/AJC - LINK

A Dougherty family statue lies broken in Historic Oakland Cemetery. Sam Reed, sexton of Oakland Cemetery, said he was in the cemetery's bell tower when high winds hit Friday night. He believes 50 to 60 trees in the cemetery were damaged or destroyed, as well as many gravestones and memorials. Photo by Allen Sullivan/AJC - LINK

Oakland Cemetery tornado damage. Photo by brett72 on Flickr

In March 2008 a rare urban tornado swept through downtown Atlanta and passed over historic Oakland Cemetery causing damage to some of the headstones. Photo credit: InsideThePerimeter on Flickr

Damage from a tornado at a rural cemetery in Ohio. Photo credit: Scioto Storm Chasers - LINK

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