2011 Tuscaloosa–Birmingham tornado

2011 tornado in Alabama, U.S.A.

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

2011 Tuscaloosa–Birmingham tornado
EF4 tornado
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)
Highest winds
  • 190 mph (310 km/h)
Max. rating1EF4 tornado
Casualties64 fatalities (+8 indirect), 1,500+ injuries
Damage$2.4 billion (2011 USD)
Areas affectedTuscaloosa to Birmingham, Alabama, United States

1Most severe tornado damage; see Enhanced Fujita scale

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

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  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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