The tornadoes in Oklahoma flattened entire neighborhood leaving nothing but sticks and debris behind.
Seeing those images may make you think about your own home and how much it's built to withstand.
Every home that goes up in Houston County, goes through the office of Tim Andrews, chief building inspector.
He and his team follow a residential building code that's three inches thick, but he says the bottom line on homes withstanding storms boils down to anchors.
Andrews said every home must have the anchors within 12 feet of every corner at six foot intervals, to pass an inspection.
He said, "The purpose is to prevent any lateral movement of the vertical structure from the foundation."
In Houston County and most of Central Georgia, the anchors must keep a house grounded in winds between 93 and 110 miles an hour. That standard varies among regions of the state.