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Featured Pieces: May 31, 1985 Tornado

Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (4). 2016-09-06T18:20:50+00:00
Cars are left damaged in front lawns after the tornado. 2016-09-06T18:30:17+00:00
A truck drives up a street in Allandale Heights following the tornado of May 31, 1985. 2016-06-17T13:43:39+00:00
Looking at the destruction following the May 31, 1985 tornado. 2016-06-11T21:25:24+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (4). 2016-09-15T01:19:26+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (8). 2016-09-06T20:52:00+00:00
Some factories West of Highway 400 are completely eradicated following the tornado. 2016-09-06T19:41:54+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (23). 2016-09-06T18:14:46+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado on Essa Road near Fairview Road and Highway 400 (21). 2017-03-28T23:08:17+00:00
The windows of a building on Fairview Road are completely destroyed following the tornado. 2016-09-06T19:49:18+00:00
Inventory of damage caused by the tornado (31). 2016-09-06T17:59:19+00:00
Garbage litters the city following the May 31, 1985 tornado. 2016-06-11T21:33:54+00:00


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