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27aprAll DayRainsville, AL – Rising Fawn, GA EF5 – April 27, 2011

Event Details

A tattered American flag still standing amidst the wreckage. Image from Jennifer Brown.

The northeastern corner of Alabama was one of the hardest-hit areas in the 2011 Super Outbreak, with four killer tornadoes striking within just 20 miles of each other. One of these was an extremely powerful EF5 that blasted through portions of Rainsville, Sylvania, Henagar, and Ider. It took 25 lives and injured roughly 200 more. The damage this tornado produced was incredible and the loss horrific. However, the stories of humanity that came out of this tragedy were even more amazing.

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