Tornado Cuts Through La Plata, Maryland
April 2, 2003
A category F4 tornado tore through La Plata, Maryland on April 28, 2002, killing 5 and injuring more than 100 people. Vegetation and surface structures were pulled up or damaged along a swath measuring 39 kilometers long. This pair of images from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) illustrates the strip of flattened vegetation left by the tornado.
Topics: Environment, La Plata, Maryland, Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer, Natural disasters, Tornadoes in the United States, Geography of the United States