fall, lives spared
Southeast Fort Worth
residents shaken, but thankful to be alive
By Brandon Ortiz
sheet metal roof of James Wilborns bait and tackle shop is
gone. The air conditioner that once stood atop the building lays
in the swampy field behind the bait shop. Glass is shattered and
the heavy door is unhinged.
Wilborn, 59, began cleaning up the mess left by Tuesdays tornado
as blackish-green clouds moved away in the distance.
Wilborn and a co-worker loaded fishing poles into a truck at his
damaged store on 2631 E. Loop 820 near Ramey Avenue in southeast
Fort Worth. They were a few of the thousands who survived the tornado
that swept through the surrounding area late Tuesday afternoon.
Eliza Cook, 77, stands amongst the aftermath of a tornado
that ripped through a room in her house Tuesday. Cook said
she jumped on her bed and covered herself with the comforter
when she realized the tornado was coming. She endured minor