This is the second in a series of summaries documenting the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of April 27, 2011. After moving through Friday Circle, the twister entered Tuscaloosa and began a horrific trail of devastation through the city.
This is the first in a series of summaries documenting the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of April 27, 2011. The obscure beginning portions of the path before Tuscaloosa are explored, ranging from far western Greene County up to the city limits.
This is an overview of the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado. There are few, if any twisters in modern history more infamous than this one. Cutting a gash through both the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham metro areas, it was the face of the 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak. The number of people affected was staggering, as was the toll; 72 direct and indirect fatalities, and at least 1,900 injured. Monetary costs were estimated at $2.4 billion.