It was acts like this that had officials and police concerned, among the crowds of individuals that came out to witness the scene, their safety was also a priority. One officer parked mid-way down on Main st was in his car using his speaker as a means to yield on comers with the phrase, "This is not a tourist attraction, turn around and leave now." They meant every word of it and were threatening arrest to those who did not listen. I managed to document some of the transitions and changes to the landscape. One of the most recognizable changes comes to the block and intersection of Main st and Union st.
From this panorama you can see the buildings have come down that were standing the day prior to this being made. The barrier had been pushed back as a preventative measure to ensure peoples safety, as groups of onlookers watched in horror, shock, and sadness as the cities landscape began to change. It was surreal and shocking to see the building down. On Wednesday, just moments after the tornado had struck, I stood in the middle of Main st, right next to the demolished building. I am no longer able to get close enough to produce an image that further shows the change in the landscape of the city. I will have to wait until the street becomes clear and city is back on track, which will take some time. Below is a second gallery from Friday evening.