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The tornado according to Twitter [Updating]

Strong storms that produced two tornadoes swept through Auburn this morning causing damage along South Gay street, Tiger Town in Opelika, the Terra Acres subdivision, the campus of Auburn University, Auburn High School and other areas.

The storms knocked out power to at least 12,000 Auburn residents, took out at least one Tiger Transit bus, and, of course, clogged Twitter feeds.

UPDATE: Sad news from the Auburn vet school.

Here are a few of the first photos being taken of the damage. We’ll be updating this post throughout the day.

A photo of one of the tornadoes via CBS42.com.

Donahue Drive. “There used to be a stop light here.” Via @jmm0015

“Green St in Auburn. Major tornado damage. Cars crushed. Trees toppled.” Via @GriffinGulledge

“no idea where the wire came from but it’s tangled in fence of info tech building.” Via @Nugenma.

Auburn High School parking lot. Via @Win_sinor

Cars pushed into each other at Auburn High. “They won’t let us out. But some cars are damaged. The wind blew them into each other…. There’s a pole through a windshield. The fence around the baseball fields and the track is gone. Debris all over the track.” Via @Win_sinor

On campus, the Med Clinic. Via @Nugenma.

“At Auburn High School” Via @Win_sinor

South Gay St. “Car destroyed.” Via @AUPPL

South Gay St. Via @AUPPL

“Auburn tornado damage in Ridgewood Village near Wire Road.” Via @AUGoldmine

“Damage in Auburn off Wire Road.” Via @elisabethjoe

“Storm damage at the Med clinic.” Via @Nugenma.


Related: Tiger Transit bus takes a hit.


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