Here is the Tuscaloosa, AL fly over that says it all. There were many lives lost and much structural damage. Realize that the same tornado that made all the damage that you see, continued into suburbs of Birmingham, Concord, Pleasant Grove, Pratt City, Fultondale, Mulga among others. On the same day Hackleburg, Phil Campbell, Culman, Athens, Huntsville, Cahaba Heights, Moody, Arab, Guntersville, Dadeville/Lake Martin and many other towns and cities were hit by tornadoes.
Update: here is a great video from CNN showing the damage:
Update: linked here is a tripline map–very good job!
Update: here are label photos of the Tuscaloosa, AL damage from the April 27, 2011 tornado.
- Tide player injured in tornado released from hospital (collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Tribute to Alabama Tornado Victims (goodnewsnow.wordpress.com)
- Tornadoes Smashed Alabama’s Poultry Industry (npr.org)
- Charlie Sheen starts fund for Alabama tornado victims (thehighlyphe.wordpress.com)
- Taylor Swift Plans Benefit for Tornado Victims (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Alabama Tornado (goodnewsnow.wordpress.com)
- Alabama Tornado (via The Underground Conservative) (unclesamsboot.wordpress.com)
- Tornadoes: Comparing six decades of devastation (newscientist.com)
- Alabama Tornado Damage Could Approach Record $2 Billion (huffingtonpost.com)
- Video: Devastation in Tuscaloosa From Massive Tornado (shoppingblog.com)
- Clean Up Day in Birmingham (goodnewsnow.wordpress.com)
- Volunteers flood tornado-tossed Tuscaloosa, Ala. (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Tuscaloosa mayor: Eyes back on tornado catastrophe (cnn.com)
- NASA satellite sees tornado tracks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (w/ video) (physorg.com)
- Disaster Relief for Alabama (osuserves.org)
- Watch: Massive Damage in Tuscaloosa, Alabama After Tornadoes Hit the South (newsfeed.time.com)