Before image of the store from Google Street View
The worst part of this was the timing. It was a busy Saturday with customers and employees inside. Many cars were totaled as well. My sympathy goes out to all the victims of the storm. More information can be found on WRAL about the tornado, including Lowes. More photos can be found here, here and here. The whole gallery can be found here.
Video from the The Sanford Herald.
Across the street, Tractor Supply Store, located in part of an old Wal-Mart, was heavily damaged as well. Included here is an earlier photo from Digitalsky showing the store prior to the disaster.
Photo by digitalsky taken June 2009 of the old Wal-Mart and Tractor Supply on the left.
Here is some video from WRAL showing the store destruction from helicopter and ground: