Deadly Tornado Outbreak
In just two days, we'll mark the third anniversary of one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in our country's history. According to the National Weather Service, on April 27, 2011, 358 tornadoes touched down across the country and 62 of those were in Alabama. There were 247 people killed in Alabama and another 2,200 were injured. Dekalb County was hit especially hard. The Silver Lakes and Ohatchee communities in Calhoun County were also devastated. According to the Red Cross, more than 23,000 homes in Alabama were destroyed or badly damaged. And today, much of that recovery process continues.