Historical archive Covering the May 12, 2000 "St. Nazianz Storm" and Recovery
Many of these photos show the power of the storm in a very graphic manner, expect to get chills with many of the pictures. If you are having difficulty dealing with aspects of the storm's effects, you may want to avoid reviewing them for a few weeks.
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Note: Many of the photos from May 12 are particularly high quality photos.
We will continue to add pictures of the recovery process, please come back and check us out again for more! Newly acquired photos are at the bottom of each day's collection.
"Attached are some pictures of the hail and debris inside our house. The picture of the hailstones was taken four hours after the hail. Considering that it rained and the day was warm, the stones were really large in the beginning to have this much left of them four hours later. The second picture is of the floor in our porch-storeroom where the window was completely shattered. We are still finding glass embedded in the walls and door frames. The third picture is of one corner of our house that was damaged. It shows the hail that covered the ground like snow. I noticed that you didn't have too many pictures of the hail and thought that you might be interested in some." Posted to May 12 pics on May 28 PM, thanks CP!
"My son was working at a log building site on Sinawa Road when the skies started to darken the day of the storm. The guys packed up their tools and started heading for home, and these 3 photos of the storm were taken on the way home on County J." Posted to May 12 pics on May 31 noontime, Great shots!
Among others, some new ones posted
June 7 5:00PM to May 19th....and a new page with a bunch of May 20
created evening of June 12.....
Village Restorations pictures available as of June 26 via top menu.
Pictures are categorized by date believed taken.
Added July 10, some great shots of the June 24 "Join Hands Day" for tree planting and pig roast, and on July 25 some random progress shots from July 14.
July 27, around the town on May 14 photo section created.
August 6, the photo story of a 'found' log cabin is added. August 20 we added submitted pics to May 12 and May 14, check them out!
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