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7.14.2016

Flashback




Considering that this is 1979 and the fact there was massive destruction everywhere, this looks like a staged photograph by the local paper or some such. I doubt troopers would be micro inspecting limb and property damage on their own.

(It also feels like a moment from Mystery Science 3000 but I'm not clever enough to come up with something funny.)


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they were looking for pieces of people (just kidding)! That was a violent tornado. It even wiped out the National Guard building (except for the weapons vault, where the full-timers sheltered). In other words, after the tornado, the National Guard (in Wichita Falls) needed the National Guard!

Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken, that picture is of two officers rescuing a cat named Mr. Fluffy. He was a great cat. He didn't make it. Those officers retired--both too broken up by not being able to save Mr. Fluffy.

Anonymous said...

Treepers

Anonymous said...

I was a Senior at Baylor that year. My parents lived in Borger TX. I drove home for Easter and went thru WF a few days after the tornado hit.

All the light standards along 287 were bent in half. The Dairy Queen I usually stopped at to p and get a drink was gone. As in...a slab was the only thing left. It looked like a giant vacuum cleaner had come from the SW heading to the NE. Cars were randomly distributed in the pastures north of 287.

So the pictures, potentially staged, were very representative of reality.

Anonymous said...

I hope you never need a cop to save you Barry.

You truly have become Mr. Get Off My Lawn

Anonymous said...

Skippy, the DPS trains all of their officers in limb inspections. I would have thought the hardest working man in ambulance chasing would know that.

Anonymous said...

I don't know for sure what they were doing but I'll go out on a limb and say...