Twenty years ago on this day, one of the most violent tornadoes in modern history devastated the small town of Jarrell, Texas. Most people on this forum are already familiar with the Jarrell F5, of course, but it's worth revisiting. I've got a blog post on the event that contains a recap and a bunch of photos, and EWX also has a summary page on the event, as does FWD. I was also recently contacted by the Communications Manager for Cedar Park - which was also struck during this event - and she shared a video that the city created to commemorate the outbreak and the people who were lost. You can find the video here. There are many things that stand out about the Jarrell tornado, but I think the most striking - and tragic - thing to me is that so many people did exactly the right things and still lost their lives. In fact, a number of people were killed precisely because they did the right thing. They rushed home, got inside and found the innermost rooms just like everyone is taught, yet it didn't matter. Sometimes there just isn't anything you can do against the power of nature. ETA - I'm not sure where I put them, but I've also got about 60 photos from the post-storm survey conducted by the Texas Tech Wind Science & Engineering team. I used a few of them in my blog post, but if anyone is interested in seeing the others, I can go find them and post them in an album.