Wednesday marks the fifth anniversary of the April 27th outbreak. While the storms lasted several days and crossed over 26 states, Alabama was hit the hardest that Wednesday. Sixty-two tornadoes tracked across Alabama over an 18 hour period, cutting a damage path greater than 1200 miles. 253 Alabamian lives were lost, making this an unforgettable yet indescribable day.
2011 was an unusually active and deadly year for tornadoes across the U.S., with a total of 1,691 tornadoes reported across the country, more than any other year on record except for 2004, which saw 1,817 tornadoes. Several tornado records were broken in 2011, including for greatest number of tornadoes in a single month (758 in April) and the greatest daily total (200, on April 27), according to NOAA.
Before & After Images Tuscaloosa
Images: Google – before photo; NOAA – after photo
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