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Google imagery shows tornado effects

Raleigh's Lockwood neighborhood, pre and post tornado

Residents of the Lockwood neighborhood of East Raleigh noticed this week that the new imagery in Google Maps shows the effects of Raleigh’s April 16, 2011 tornado in stark detail. Zooming in, one sees the leafy, pre-tornado Lockwood until one gets down to the 100-foot imagery. Then, like magic, the trees that once sheltered Lockwood are seen ripped away.