After the Storm

Clean-up has begun at the North Carolina State Archives and Library Building following the tornadoes that hit downtown Raleigh and the greater part of eastern North Carolina on Saturday. We lost a large tree, but otherwise the building seems to have come through the storm well – I hear from staff who were in the Search Room on Saturday that the lights flickered but that we never lost power.

All things considered we feel pretty lucky. Needless to say, our thoughts are with those who lost their homes or livelihoods and with the families of those who died in the storm.

Tree removal begins at the Library/Archives Building

Tree removal begins at the Library/Archives Building. Click for a larger image.

Tree removal crew at the Library/Archives Building

Tree removal crew at the Library/Archives Building. Click for a larger image.

Tree removal begins at the Library/Archives Building

Tree removal begins at the Library/Archives Building. Click for a larger image.

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2 Responses to After the Storm

  1. John Poole says:

    Glad you made it through the storm okay. Reports on the news up here were pretty alarming and disturbing.

  2. Ashley says:

    Thanks – there’s still a lot of damage in Raleigh and really all over eastern NC, and likely will be for some time to come. If you want to read more about the storm, to put how lucky we here at the Archives were in context, here’s a few stories from local media:

    New Raleigh blog: Second Downtown Raleigh Tornado Video (which was filmed only a few blocks from our building, I believe): http://www.newraleigh.com/articles/archive/second-downtown-raleigh-tornado-video/

    Goodnight Raleigh! blog: Picking Up Pieces in the Dark: http://goodnightraleigh.com/2011/04/picking-up-pieces-in-the-dark/

    Goodnight Raleigh! blog: Shaw University: Bouncing Back After the Storm (and how to help): http://goodnightraleigh.com/2011/04/shaw-university-bouncing-back-after-the-storm-and-how-to-help/

    News and Observer: Tornado coverage section: http://www.newsobserver.com/tornadoes/

    And of course, there’s much more than that – I could give you links practically forever. But that will give you something of an idea of what our community is experiencing.

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