10 Years Later: Alabama’s Day of Devastation

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(WIAT) — On April 27, 2011, 62 tornadoes swept through Alabama, killing 253 people and destroying many more homes and lives in the process. That day remains one of the worst tornado outbreaks in state history.

Central Alabama was the hardest hit area statewide with cities like Tuscaloosa and Cullman bearing the brunt of the storms. In Hackleburg, roughly 75% of the town was destroyed.

Ten years later, CBS 42 is looking back on that devastating day, talking to the people who lived through it as they look to the future.

The CBS 42 Morning News

Memories of tornado show what Cordova once was by Conan Gasque

The CBS 42 News at Noon

From flattened to booming: How a Cullman diner found a silver lining in the 2011 tornado by Malique Rankin

The CBS 42 News at 4 p.m.

Tuscaloosa’s Alberta community continues to rebuild years after tornado nearly wiped it off the map by Jack Royer

The CBS 42 News at 5 p.m.

Pratt City residents waiting on change 10 years after deadly tornado by Sherri Jackson

The CBS 42 News at 6 p.m.

Tuscaloosa looks back on deadly tornado 10 years later by Tim Reid

The CBS 42 News at 10 p.m.

Hackleburg was never the same after the tornado. A decade later, residents continue to lean on one another by Andrea Lindenberg

Digital Exclusive: Former Tuscalosoa reporter covered the aftermath of the 2011 tornado that destroyed his home by Drew Taylor

Digital Exclusive: CBS 42 Digital CBS 42 Meteorologist RoundTable

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