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Lake Martin, AL EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

The Lake Martin tornado was the southeasternmost violent of the Super Outbreak and the last significant tornado to strike Alabama on April 27. In addition, it spent almost four total miles directly on Lake Martin - the largest cumulative distance over water of any violent tornado in the 2011 Super Outbreak. Tragically, this tornado was also a killer and left a striking scar across a beautiful part of east-central Alabama.

Overview of the Hackleburg-Harvest-Huntland AL-TN Tornadoes of April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011, featured many uniquely violent and powerful tornadoes. However, one stands out above all others: Hackleburg. It produced one of the largest swaths of violent damage ever documented and, at the time, killed more people than any other single tornado since 1955. This page connects the five other summaries documenting the track, and provides basic statistical information on the event.

Glade Spring, VA EF3 Tornado – April 28, 2011

One of the worst tornadoes in Virginia history tore through the Appalachian Mountains and a thriving country town. At a maximum width of 2,320 yards (1.32 miles), it is by far the widest the state has ever seen and wreaked havoc across a 24-mile path. More than a remarkable meteorological event for the region, this twister reshaped hundreds of lives, particularly in the community of Glade Spring.

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