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Springfield, Illinois Tornado Photos

March 16, 2006; 11:51 PM ET

The National Weather Service took the following incredible photos in Springfield, Illinois after a tornado ravaged the town on Sunday.

I'm just blown away by this one:



Imagine the awesome power needed to bend completely over, but not break, this huge steel billboard signpost.

This mini-mart never had a chance:



In this house, the antenna is still on the roof but half of the roof is gone (house plant still intact):



Their report, in part, reads:

Between 8:25 and 8:30 PM on March 12, 2006, the city of Springfield, IL, was affected by a pair of F2-strength tornadoes. The first of these tornadoes was about a half mile north of the path of the 1957 F4 tornado (which killed 2 people, injured 50, and caused $1 million in damage).


Their complete report can be read here.

All the photos are shown below.



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