Summary map from the April 25-28, 2011 Super Outbreak via U.S. Tornadoes.

362 Confirmed Tornadoes

4 Rated EF5.Β  12 Rated EF4.Β  21 Rated EF3.

207 Tornadoes on April 27.Β  Most ever in a 24-hour period.

324 Fatalities.Β  Over 3100 Injuries.

Estimated $12 Billion In Damage.

β€œThe individual tornado paths from the April 25-28, 2011, Super Outbreak added up to an almost unfathomable 3,200 path miles, by far the greatest of any U.S. outbreak. This total path was over 600 miles longer than the April 3-4, 1974, Super Outbreak.” – Dr. Greg Forbes

A photo of the tornado near Houston, MS around this time. Image from Linda Griffin at the Chickasaw Emergency Management.

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Barnesville, GA EF3 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Bridgeport (AL-TN) EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Camp Creek and Horse Creek, TN EF3 Tornadoes – April 27, 2011

Cordova, AL EF3/EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Cullman, AL EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Enterprise (MS)-Providence (AL) EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Flat Rock, AL EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Lake Burton, GA EF3 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Mathiston, MS EF2 and EF3 Twins – April 27, 2011

Mount Hope-Langtown-Chalybeate Springs-Hillsboro (Lawrence and Morgan Counties) AL EF5 – April 27, 2011

Ringgold (GA)-Apison(TN) EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Sawyerville, AL EF3 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Shoal Creek (AL)-Cave Springs (GA) EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Tuscaloosa-Birmingham, AL EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

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