View from above: An aerial look at the EF-1 aftermath

View from above: An aerial look at the EF-1 aftermath
The company says no one was inside when the incident occurred. (Source: KLTV)
The company says no one was inside when the incident occurred. (Source: KLTV)

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - To get a look at storm and tornado damage across the Tatum and Longview areas, we took up a helicopter to get an aerial view on Wednesday.

Starting up and over Longview, the damage is apparent. Head north from the East Texas Regional Airport for five minutes in Chopper 7 and you'll find the collapsed Joy Global Storage Dome #2. It's more commonly referred to as the LeTourneau Dome, and it's still waiting to be cleaned up after being ripped apart by Sunday's EF-1.

Track southeast toward Tatum and you can see straight line winds have leveled a broad path of trees. Then in Tatum, more trees uprooted and tossed onto structures.

Electrical crews were still working to restore power to a central area on Wednesday. The level of wind did not have the power to lift mobile homes off the ground, but it did have the power to crash trees.

Sheet metal sheds and awnings took short trips through backyards, and a church steeple toppled from its perch.

A trip above the storm path reveals debris, wood, brick, and metal, all waiting to be picked up still.

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