Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Oak Openings 3 years later

It has now been over 3 years since the tornado outbreak on the night of June 5th, 2010. While many lives will never be the same, neither will some of the landscape. Here is a view of the Oak Openings landscape before an EF-2 tornado touched down:

2009, Oak Openings Ariel View

Soon after the tornado touched down you can actually still see fallen trees and the exact path of the tornado through the wooded area. Thankfully the tornado lifted just before reaching a populated area just outside the park. 

October 2010
As of 2012, new trees had begun to grow where the tornado had passed.... 

Hopefully this great park will continue to heal from the large scar this storm left.