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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Five Years Later: Tornado Grief in the South
Five years ago today, one of the five worst tornado events in U.S. history occurred with a swarm of tornadoes primarily in the South. There was a round of tornadoes and damaging winds in the morning that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands which prevented people from getting the warnings during the even worse round of tornadoes in the afternoon and evening. James Spann, based in Birmingham, is one of the finest television meteorologists in the United States.
It is difficult for people outside of the regions of the nation visited by tornadoes to understand the horror of these storms. Two hundred fifty-two died in Alabama alone. To help understand, I highly recommend this article.