Storm chasers captured the massive tornado that leveled Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Storms across the South have killed at least 178 people. The segment shows edited video from unedited video of the Tuscaloosa Tornado of April 27, 2011 just east of the McFarland Boulevard Exit on I 20-59 (unedited video previously available on this page, but set to private by the videographer).
Tornado near University of Alabama campus on April 27, 2011.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox confirmed that 15 people died Wednesday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., a city of approximately 180,000 (The death count was raised to 32 at 5:00 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011.). The width of the wedge tornado may have been larger than one-half mile. Early estimate for the rating of the tornado: EF4 or EF5. The track of the Tuscaloosa tornado may have been up to 200 miles or more. The famous Tri-State Tornado of March 18, 1925 that traveled through southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southeastern Indiana; is on record with a 219 mile track.
The following video was set to private sometime Thursday morning …
Unedited video of the horrible Tuscaloosa Tornado of April 27, 2011 just east of the McFarland Boulevard Exit on I 20-59.