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tue27aprAll DayOverview of the Smithville-Hodges, MS-AL EF5 Tornado of April 27, 2011

Event Details

An SUV that was bent into a C-shape. Image from MEMA.

One of the most violent tornadoes in recorded human history tore through several communities in Mississippi and Alabama. Twenty-three were killed, and roughly 61 injured. The human impacts were horrific, and the damage inconceivable. There are two summaries detailing the event. One focuses on the Smithville, MS side. The second examines the portion in Alabama, which principally affected the communities of Shottsville and Hodges. Beyond connecting the two summaries, this overview page also features track maps and discrepancies.

Detailed Summary

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