Overview of the Cullman-Arab, AL EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

The first violent tornado in the state of Alabama, on April 27, 2011, crossed over 50 miles through Cullman, Morgan, and Marshall Counties. It is one of the most filmed twisters of the day, with the riveting beginning captured live on the ABC 33/40 SkyCam. The tornado wrecked downtown Cullman and left several rural communities with massive destruction. Tragically there were six fatalities, including five in one family.

Overview of the Calumet-El Reno-Piedmont-Guthrie EF5 Tornado – May 24, 2011

One of the most powerful tornadoes in known history occurred during the May 24, 2011 outbreak. This extraordinarily violent twister took nine lives over a 65-mile path. Yet, even with all the accompanying tragedy, this was also a nearly unrivaled success story in terms of public preparedness. The many damage feats caused and the behavior of this event are both historic. In this summary, we cover every aspect of the maelstrom in as much detail as possible and bring light to the amazing stories that accompanied it.

Pleasant Grove

This is the eighth in a series of summaries documenting the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado of April 27, 2011. A suburb of Birmingham, Pleasant Grove was bisected by a horrific gash of devastation that scraped neighborhood after neighborhood from the map. Check out this premium summary by becoming a member!

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