20070622_Tornado 046 determined to have been an F5.
This series of the Elie F5 tornado photos was captured by a neighbor of ours at our hotel. He was driving through Elie at the right time, and made these awesome pics with his cellphone! He arrived at our hotel later that evening and saw my hubby outside shooting cloud pics, and told him what he had just captured. His name is Jason Jewsbury, and he was nice enough to make us a copy of his photos and his videos that he made of the tornado. I have Jason's email address if you need to ask his permission to use any of his photos.
This photo was shot at the point where the tornado removed four houses from the face of the earth. Thankfully no one was killed. You can see the same tornado from a different perspective as photographed from a co-worker's basement window here.