Yikes, tree pulled out by the roots... By freaking wind... Can't even imagine!Fine here. About 200 ft away trees were toppled, cars covered by trees, trees in the road, etc..
No deaths in the immediate area. Unfortunately, other area nearby were not so lucky. Death toll over 200 for the state (Alabama). People from surrounding areas making a run on gas.
I remember seeing a picture of a straw sticking in an oak tree, board, or something like that caused by a tornado. This may have been in school many many years ago, so I can't be sure.A tornado is not like a larger hurricane with lower wind speeds. They are also very concentrated and I have seen every home on one side of the street gone and the other side untouched.
The real killer is the debris since it can easily go through a wood or steel frame wall.