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Alabama Newscenter Remembers — A Decade Later, East Alabama Tornado Victims Still Recovering From 2011 Storm : The Alabama Weather Blog

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By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

The stunned and mournful gaze of most of Alabama, and indeed much of the nation, was fixed on Tuscaloosa in the aftermath of the April 27, 2011, tornadoes. But the eastern part of the state was reeling from its own encounter with the deadly twisters that clawed landscape and claimed lives that dreadful day.

A historic superstorm unleashed 62 tornadoes across Alabama over 14 hours, killing as many as 252 people and injuring up to 2,200, according to official sources.

Elmore, St. Clair and Calhoun counties were among the east Alabama areas hardest hit by the tornadoes that have since been categorized as EF4 and EF5 in strength.

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2021-04-22 19:00:58

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