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Before and after photos of the Washington Terrace, Riverdale tornado

September 21, 2017
Parker Sewell removes his cat, Bo, from his tornado damaged home in Washington Terrace on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.

By BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner

On a stormy September afternoon, a rare tornado touched down in Weber County, damaging several homes and causing more than $2 million in damage to neighborhoods in Riverdale, Washington Terrace and South Ogden in a matter of minutes. 

Photographer Benjamin Zack captured several images of the tornado's destruction that afternoon and, just before first year anniversary of the tornado, he went back to see how the places in his photos had recovered in the months following the tornado. 

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Below are several sliders holding before and after pictures from the Washington Terrace tornado. Use your mouse or finger to slide the bar on each photo back and forth to compare and contrast the differences in each image. 

ON THE RIGHT: First responders survey the damage along 200 East in Washington Terrace after a tornado touched down on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.


 

ON THE LEFT: A tree sits on the Blomquist's home in Washington Terrace on Friday morning, Sept. 23, 2016 following Thursday's tornado. Most of the debris in the front yard is from a roof that was torn off another home half a block away.


 

ON THE LEFT: The storm briefly clears over the sight of a tornado in Washington Terrace on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. The freak weather occurrence touched down in the neighborhood around Bonneville High School.


ON THE LEFT: Clean-up crews work around Washington Terrace on Friday morning, Sept. 23, 2016 after a tornado touched down on Thursday afternoon.