2011 Tuscaloosa–Birmingham tornado

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2011 Tuscaloosa–Birmingham tornado
EF4 tornado
Tuscaloosa tornado damage 27 April 2011.jpg
A flattened residence in Concord, Alabama after the EF4 tornado
FormedApril 27, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CDT (UTC−05:00)
Duration1 hour, 31 minutes
DissipatedApril 27, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CDT (UTC–05:00)
Max rating1EF4 tornado
Highest winds
  • 190 mph (310 km/h)
Damage$2.4 billion (2011 USD)
Total fatalities64 fatalities (+8 indirect), 1500 injuries
Areas affectedTuscaloosa to Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
1Most severe tornado damage; see Enhanced Fujita scale Part of the 2011 Super Outbreak

The 2011 TuscaloosaBirmingham tornado involved several strong tornadoes in Alabama. It took place on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. The tornado was a violent EF4 multiple vortex event which caused over $2 billion in damage.

Early reports indicated 65 people were killed, with over 1,000 injured. However, this was revised to 64 deaths and more than 1,500 injuries.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tuscaloosa-Birmingham EF-4 Tornado April 27, 2011". National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  2. "Event Details". National Climatic Data Center. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
  3. "Event Details". National Climatic Data Center. Retrieved December 28, 2013.

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