Alabama Newscenter Remembers — 2011 Tornado Shook Tuscaloosa, but Strengthened Community’s Spirit

| April 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am

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By Danielle Kimbrough

For the Tuscaloosa community, April 27, 2011, is remembered as unimaginably horrific and unforgettable. The EF4 tornado that struck the area took the lives of 53 people and damaged more than 5,000 homes and businesses.

Ten years later, memories from the day are still intense for those who witnessed the historic event.

“It was a devastating day – a tremendous amount of destruction in some of our struggling communities. A tremendous amount of lives lost,” said Joseph Brown, Alabama Power’s Western Division area manager.

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