Wednesday, April 27, 2016

5th Anniversary of April 27, 2011 Tornado Outbreak

After multiple tornadoes ripped through the South on March 27, 2011, our oldest son (who was, at the time, a communications student at the University of North Alabama) and our youngest son drove around our area and captured video of the destruction. The result was this video, which gives you a good idea of what the destruction was like.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 27, 2011 EF5 Tornado

With only a few days left until the 5th anniversary of the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak, I thought I would share this video that shows the formation of the largest of the tornadoes that hit our county.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Upcoming 5th Anniversary of April 27, 2011 Southeast Tornado Outbreak

In some ways it seems like yesterday and in other ways it seems so long ago. In less than a week we will observe the fifth anniversary of the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak that claimed 35 lives in my home county of DeKalb (Alabama). Over the next several days I will share some news reports, some photos, some videos and some reflections from that day.

In this first installment, I'll share some photos from a website that shows some of the damage sustained from the EF-5 tornado that tore through our county. Click here to visit the site.