According to the National Weather Service, a total of three tornados touched down in the evening hours of June First.
The worst of the three was an EF3 tornado with winds reaching speeds of up to 160mph. The path of destruction measures a staggering 39 miles. The ensuing power outage affected 48’000 customers.
Four victims lost their lives during the disaster. 1,000 members of the National Guard will help with the cleanup. As of 19:34 hours last night, Friday June 3, most customers of Holland had their power restored.
Dave is also one of the homeowners featured in the piece Holland's most Lavish Christmas Decorations of Private Residences. (2 Barclay Road.)
The entire canopy is gone, just brush near the ground remained. Some tree trunks are still standing; some of which lost even its bark.
The House on Holland Road 94 is heavily damaged and lost its roof.
All that is left from Dave Bell’s “One Stop Towing.”
During the Tornado, two of Dave Bell’s employees were still in the ground floor of this building hanging-on to dear life.
Dave just added a second floor to the main building. His office and other buildings are gone.
Pictured above, Dave Bell’s One Stop Towing on the left of the street, looking towards Brimfield.
Dave Bell’s One Stop Towing, the post carrying the “One Stop” sign is still standing.
Dave Bell’s One Stop Towing; looking west up the hill. The area in the foreground of the picture is already cleared with his heavy front-loader.
Holland Road looking towards Brimfield; One Stop is where the parked cars in the road are.
A tractor trailer upside down on top of a step van, and other damaged cars at One Stop Towing.
Another destroyed house along Holland Road.
This is another house along Holland Road the tornado reduced to a pile of rubble..
June 4, 2011, Peter Frei