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WJLA, May 04, 2011

April 2011 tornado damage seen from air: Tuscaloosa, Birmingham crushed

Before and after aerial photographs show widespread destruction in the wake of the record-setting April 2011 tornado outbreak.

Paths of Alabama tornadoes

These red slashes demarcate where major Alabama tornadoes passed. The lower path traces an EF-4 twister's route from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham. Preliminary data suggests that 28 tornadoes touched down in the state during this major outbreak. (Nineteen have been confirmed.)