Birmingham Al Tornado
April 28, 2011 by USA Post
Birmingham Al Tornado, Fierce storms produced multiple tornadoes in Alabama Wednesday, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The most amazing video comes from WBRC, FOX station in Birmingham. A camera captured a building in Tuscaloosa tornado km wide.
You can see fighting everything in its path near the University of Alabama, who canceled classes because of the devastation.
Violent tornadoes have ripped through Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. A long supercell storm is responsible for a tornado that swept through Meridian, MS then Tuscaloosa, AL, and Birmingham, Alabama. This tornado was violent and long-lived and created great damage in these places. Apart from these major cities, many smaller communities have been devastated by the storms.
The weather system killed at least 85 people in five states.
Sixty-one people died in Alabama only Wednesday, but officials feared the number could rise. One of the hardest hit areas was Tuscaloosa, where a tornado barrels through the city, killing at least 15 people. The storm left debris in the streets and businesses unrecognizable. Students at the University of Alabama to use flashlights to check the damage.
The storm system also caused deaths in Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.
Chief Meteorologist Brian Beldsoe has been looking over the video and photo damage. He says damage seems to Birmingham and Tuscaloosa may have been an EF4 or EF5 tornado. This means that the tornado may have produced winds near 200 kilometers per hour. He says it is still too early to tell, as the National Weather Service will conduct the survey damage and to assign the official classification.
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