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27aprAll DayOverview of the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Event Details

The tornado as it was tearing apart a scrap yard on the western side of Interstate 359 in Tuscaloosa. Image taken by Mike Wilhelm and provided by James Spann.

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.

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