Rebuilding Alabama

The tornado that struck Alabama on April 27, 2011 has been deemed the second deadliest outbreak in U.S. history. Striking across seven states, the windstorm killed at least 337 people throughout states including Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia. But the whirlwinds have not been secluded to the South. On May 22 an EF-5 tornado hit Joplin, Missouri killing 142 people and damaging 7,000 homes. Additionally, on June 1, an EF-3 tornado stuck in Massachusetts killing three people. Meteorologists have deemed this the deadliest year for tornadoes since 1950. Though the tornadoes only lasted a one day, the damage for some and heartbreak caused to many is sure to last a lifetime.

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Cosby Tells Alabama Grads to Help Tornado Victims

Comedian Bill Cosby encouraged graduates of Birmingham's Miles College to help rebuild the tornado-ravaged communities in Alabama.

After the Storm

The story of how an Alabama woman endured and survived a devastating tornado and is now rebuilding her life.

Alabama’s Tornado Victims Need Help

Alabama resident Billie Jean Young was one of the lucky ones when last week’s tornado struck her state, indiscriminately destroying urban and rural areas alike.

Alabama Woman Uses Facebook to Reunite Tornado Victims With Belongings

An Alabama woman is putting mementos found in the debris from this week’s tornadoes on Facebook in hopes of reuniting the items with their owners.

Obama: America Stands by Oklahoma for as Long as It Takes

President Obama offers comfort and federal aid to victims of Oklahoma tornado.

“Only Time Will Tell” With the Weather

Meteorologist Andrew Humprey explains that tornadoes around this time of year are to be expected.
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