Hackleburg/Phil Campbell Tornado


http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/?n=event_04272011hackleburg

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hun/?n=franklin-al_lawrence_limestone_madison_franklin-tn_counties

This tornado received a lot of media attention.  The Hackleburg and Phil Campbell tornado broke many records.  This tornado killed over 70 people in Alabama and injured many more.  And at times this tornado have a width of over a mile wide!  This tornado was very devastating for so many people across Alabama.

The two videos above showed the big power of this tornado.  You can see how big this tornado was.  And seeing the town you live in being torn apart by the tornado has to make anyone sad.  This chaser had to outrun this tornado from hitting him.

After the tornado went through Hackleburg.  James Spann visited people in the town.  This was a very comforting moment to tell people that violent tornadoes like this are very rare!

This tornado stayed on the ground all the way toward the Huntsville area and even took out the radar for WAFF-TV.  The tornado was also spotted on a camera around the 8:00 mark.  This was truly one destructive tornado!  The areas affected are coming back stronger than ever!

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