2011 Tuscaloosa–Birmingham tornado facts for kids
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|
|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 scalePart of the 2011 Super Outbreak
The 2011 Tuscaloosa–Birmingham 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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