The ninth anniversary of Killer tornados in North Alabama

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Dekalb Co., Ala (WDHN)—On April 27th, 2011 Alabama saw the deadliest and most destructive tornado outbreak on state record.

324 people were killed across the southeast, 238 in Alabama alone. The majority of the deaths occurred between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.

More than 350 tornadoes were confirmed in the “Super Outbreak”. One was a “Deadly” EF-4 that devastated parts of Tuscaloosa which lasted an astonishing seven-hours.

Long-time Birmingham meteorologist James Spann says “It was a day that will go down in state history for its immense tragedy”.

That’s the way it was on April 27th, 2011, nine years ago.

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