Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Buildings fall, lives spared
Southeast Fort Worth
residents shaken, but thankful to be alive
By Brandon Ortiz
Staff Reporter

The sheet metal roof of James Wilborn’s 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 Tuesday’s 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.
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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 injuries.



After the rain
Scattered glass. Parts of roofs in the street. Trees and power lines lean to their side.

Photos by David Dunai
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