Phil Campbell High School – Phil Campbell, AL
¾ x 5 3/8 Headed Shear Connectors shot thru-deck. Phil Campbell High School was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado on April 27, 2011, and the town suffered extensive damage from a very large and swift moving tornado. The new school was to be built to handle such weather in the future, and part of the composite floor was on the roof of a large storm shelter for faculty and students in the case of another tornado. The EF-5 tornado that destroyed the school was reported to have 210 mph winds. The tornado damaged many buildings in and around the main part of town, including the high school. Many lives were lost. A reporter stated that the town may never be able to recover from the tornado because the damage was so extensive. Phil Campbell of Brooklyn, New York, the organizer of the original Phil Campbell Convention, had been planning another convention that June. However, after the tornado he decided to turn the convention into a relief effort. He organized the Phil Campbells of the world to unite under the banner of I’m with Phil. He set up a website for people to donate money to help repair houses in two areas of the town in addition to assisting in the repair of the high school and city hall. The members of the convention later traveled to the town to assist the local community in rebuilding. Andrew Reed, a resident of the town, directed a documentary about the Phil Campbells’ relief effort called I’m With Phil.
Equipment used: Tru-Weld Equipment 205 KW Generator and TWE SC-3402 Dual Gun Stud Welder with TWE17000 HD Stud Guns and Thru-Deck accessories.
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