Today marks twenty years since southern Tuscaloosa was devastated by a F4 tornado. Do you remember the tornado of December 16, 2000?

The tornado damaged homes and businesses in the Bear Creek Community off Highway 69 South before moving south of Skyland Boulevard and crossing Interstate 20/59 near Cottondale.

Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa and ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann shared his memories of that storm to Facebook this morning.

"TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY: An F4 tornado tore through the southern part of Tuscaloosa, killing eleven people and injuring over 100. Nine of the fatalities occurred in mobile homes, one in a vehicle, and one in a commercial building converted to residential use. Six of those killed were females and five were males. Ages ranged from 16 months to 83 years old. The tornado was on the ground for a total of 18 miles, all within Tuscaloosa county. The tornado path was estimated to be 750 yards wide at it’s maximum intensity," Spann said.

TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY: An F4 tornado tore through the southern part of Tuscaloosa, killing eleven people and injuring...

Posted by James Spann on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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