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After the storm: Tornado damage and rescue photography in Henryville [Environmen
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Storms ripped through much of the mid-west portion of the United States on March 2, 2012 causing tornados, golf-ball sized hail, and other meteorological moments of chaos.

One of the hardest hit areas was Henryville, Indiana. The aftermath made the city a hive of rescue workers, press, and survivors dealing with their devastation.

Photographers Joe Mays and Kate Gregg traveled to Henryville on a whim to see if they could shoot some photos. The police had the town closed down, but they managed to find access.

"Once you were in town," Joe said. "Everyone pretty much assumed you were supposed to be there."

He said that downed power lines were everywhere, but  he got used to side stepping them. The lights of rescue vehicles made for a surreal setting. 

Kate Gregg --Pink Door Fine Arts and Portraits -- found it fascinating that the storm removed a wall and destroyed this building, but left the gumball machines intact.

He said that he was walking through town and started noticing metal sheeting all over the place amidst strewn about items. He noticed the "Storage" sign and realized he was looking at decimated storage units that were made of tin. After returning from the photography trip, he needed some time to cool off and process everything he'd been witness to.

Top Article Image of truck on side by Kate Gregg-Pink Door Fine Arts and Portraits; Slideshow photographs by Joe Mays --Alien Twilight Photography

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Jessica Lynn has been writing for Louisville.com since fall of 2010 and has also been published in LEO, Velocity, Voice-Tribune and others after serving as Editor in Chief of The JCC student newspaper, The Quadrangle. She has also served as columnist or contributing writer to an array of online publications.

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