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2011 Tuscaloosa–Birmingham tornado
EF4 tornado
Tuscaloosa tornado damage 27 April 2011.jpg
A flattened residence in Concord, Alabama after the EF4 tornado
Formed April 27, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CDT (UTC−05:00)
Duration 1 hour, 31 minutes
Dissipated April 27, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CDT (UTC–05:00)
Max rating1 EF4 tornado
Highest winds
  • 190 mph (310 km/h)
Damage $2.4 billion (2011 USD)
Total fatalities 64 fatalities (+8 indirect), 1500 injuries
Areas affected Tuscaloosa to Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

1Most severe tornado damage; see Enhanced Fujita scale

Part of the 2011 Super Outbreak

The 2011 TuscaloosaBirmingham tornado involved several strong tornadoes in Alabama. It took place on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. The tornado was a violent EF4 multiple vortex event which caused over $2 billion in damage.

Early reports indicated 65 people were killed, with over 1,000 injured. However, this was revised to 64 deaths and more than 1,500 injuries.

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