Thursday, April 28, 2011

Alabama Storms Take Deadly Toll

So far over 170 people are confirmed dead in the tornadoes that raked across Alabama and other parts of the deep south last night. The figure is staggering considering the warnings and media coverage and testament to how powerful these tornadoes were.

Watching the Weather Channel last night I could hear the fear and anxiety in the voices of the meteorologists that I rarely notice. Everyone knew it was going to be bad.

Tuscaloosa was particularly hard hit and according to the Mayor parts of the city were demolished beyond recognition.

Below is a video taken from a Sheriff's car during the storm in Cullman County, Alabama.


Tuscaloosa storm from TV station:

From a breathless storm chaser or loacl with a camera. Amazing footage and way-too close.

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