Do You Remember the April 15, 2011 Tornado Outbreak in Tuscaloosa, Alabama?
29 tornadoes touched down in Alabama in a single day, claiming the lives of four Alabamians and causing thousands of dollars in damage to homes and businesses.
Today marks the tenth anniversary of Alabama's "forgotten" tornado outbreak, as the events of April 15, 2011 would soon be overshadowed the the generational outbreak that would follow just 12 days later.
An EF-3 tornado tore through Tuscaloosa County on April 15, 2011. The storm touched down near Ralph and dissipated just south of Veteran's Memorial Parkway within the city.
Another EF-3 tornado caused significant damage in Marengo County.
"Another large EF-3 tornado struck the Myrtlewood-Pinhook communities," said ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann.
"Several dozen single-family and mobile homes were destroyed or severely damaged. One person was killed when his mobile home was tossed several hundred feet across Alabama Highway 69," Spann said.
Of the 29 confirmed tornadoes in Alabama on April 15, ten had damage paths that exceeded ten miles in length. In total, these tornadoes caused 244.23 miles of damage.