Tuscaloosa Tornado Aftermath take 2 2011-07-02 16:05:58
So about two months ago, I rode my motorcycle to Tuscaloosa, Al from Atlanta, Ga to volunteer for the F5 tornadoes that destroyed thousands of homes, killed hundreds, and caused billions of dollars in damage. I was too young to legally volunteer at age 17, I had to ditch school for a week, and I didn't have a place to stay once I got there, but I went anyway. I made a thread about it , containing the photographs I took as a volunteer photographer, while I also joined a chainsaw team where we removed fallen trees off of people's houses and yards for free.
I decided to go back again. I figured I'd make another thread about it since a lot of people found it interesting before. This time, I actually had a place to stay before I arrived, though. Oh yeah, and I met Cootie, too.
I'm going to post photos of the tornado devastation again. These photos have been taken a month and a half after the tornado which happened 4/27/11, and these were taken over 6/7/11-6/14/11
I also tried to do something different this time, and I found that I could stick a camera in my helmet and make a ghetto helmet cam. I had to record it longways since that's the only way I could get it to fit inside my helmet without falling out, but I figured it was worth uploading anyway. It's about 10 minutes of footage, and I acknowledge the quality isn't perfect.
*A quick note about the videos and any photos: I do enter some homes in them, but I'm not trespassing as these homes are either officially abandoned or they've been scheduled for demolition. All working electronics or anything else of value have been looted or taken by the original residents.
If you wish to donate to those affected, you can donate through paypal at GiveTuscaloosa.com
Keep in mind, I shoot with professional gear and lenses, but the quality is reduced when uploaded here and they tend to have less color for some reason.
I can confirm that some people died here at this apartment complex that was hit directly by the tornado, I just don't know how many.