Tuscaloosa Tornado Live Coverage

| April 28, 2011 @ 6:20 am | 18 Replies

In case you didn’t see it, here is our live coverage of the tornado as it approached and moved through Tuscaloosa…


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James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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  1. shelah wik says:

    God please bless the families who have lost loved ones in this .We were here in the middle of it in Tennessee ,God protected us !

  2. Joe says:

    God or luck, take your pick.

  3. Scott says:

    James Spann – you are the best. I’m in NC, but born and raised in Birmingham. You are amazing in these moments.

  4. Herbert says:

    Scott – You are absolutely correct but let’s not forget Jason, the storm spotters, and all the behind the scenes people who make this happen. Birmingham area is truly blessed to have such a dedicated group.

  5. joan craft says:

    Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers here in Kentucky! Sendin’ hope and love your way!

  6. NIchole and Nicholas says:

    I called my family members in California to watch the coverage live on ABC33/40 website just before it moved through Tuscaloosa while my son and I listened to James and Jason via battery operated radio after we lost power… the Tuscaloosa tornado just missed us by a hair (we live on Skyland and Mcfarland) I wanted to take the time to say thank you to ABC33/40, for such professional and dynamic coverage. And to James and Jason– It’s horrible while it happens. But I was listening to your voices in the dark, without power, hearing the roaring thunder and lightening while holding a mattress in the bathtub, clinging to my chlid for dear life. I was comforted knowing that your website made it possible for my family and I to share the same experience WHILE IT WAS HAPPENING! And that brought the Riggs family in California and Tuscaloosa great comfort. Thank You.

  7. Chris Green says:

    When they switched to the second camera briefly, and the tornado was RIGHT THERE, it was truly chilling! Like it snuck up on us, as if that were possible with this monster. Prayers sent to T-town and all the families of the victims. James, there is no telling how many lives were saved yesterday, which makes the high number of fatalities that much more chilling. God Bless you and your team, and God Bless Tuscaloosa and the rest of the Deep South today and in the coming weeks.

  8. Justin (Springville) says:

    All of those that work for ABC 3340 did an outstanding job yesterday and today. You guys are the best!

  9. Gary Mount says:

    These types of tornados are commmon to the Texas panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas and northward,my prayers are with these people tonight, without homes and loved ones. May God bless. incredible, video footage of the power of these freaks of nature, evil loooking.

  10. DB from Springville says:

    The best coverage in the country when it comes to Weather. Absolutely outstanding. You guys are worth your weight in Platinum. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  11. Erick says:

    Correction, these types of tornadoes aren’t common anywhere. True, those of us in Oklahoma and Texas receive more tornadoes, but large violent tornadoes like this one are rare anywhere.

  12. david baughn says:

    Terrible twisters roared through concord destroying everything in sight. It was awful…

  13. david b. says:

    I was in concord watching James knowing t hat tornado was heading right for me. It was surreal.. there was nothing we could do but pray.. God saved us it missed us by 12 houses.. When it hit steves groceries it demolished magnolia drive.. 6 people died on that street…. It crossed 15th street… And destroyed all the forest… It will never be the same.. thanks James..

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