Weather Channel Tornado Aftermath Video: Jim Cantore Reports from Tuscaloosa

Jim Cantore reports from Tuscaloosa, AL after a violent tornado struck the city on April 27, 2011.

Jim Cantore reports from the devastation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with an overturned and destroyed UPS truck after a violent tornado struck the city on April 27, 2011.

As of of 9:20 p.m. CDT today, 32 deaths reported in southern states from tornados.
As of of 10:10 p.m. CDT today, 64 deaths reported in southern states from tornados.
As of 5:00 a.m. CDT April 28, 2011, 83 deaths in southern states (61 killed in Alabama).
As of 5:09 a.m. CDT April 28, 2011, CNN reporting 159 deaths (128 in Alabama).

213 Deaths reported as of 11:00 a.m. CDT in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.

As of 10:00 p.m. CDT April 28, 2011, at least 291 deaths in six states were reported (204 in Alabama, 33 deaths in Mississippi, 33 in Tennessee, 15 in Georgia, 5 in Virginia, and 1 in Kentucky).

In Tuscaloosa, a city of more than 83,000 and home to the University of Alabama, a massive tornado, barreled through late Wednesday afternoon, leveling the city.

Deaths in Tuscaloosa, Alabama reported at 32 at 5:00 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2011.

132 tornados reported as of 9:40 p.m. CDT in the United States on April 27, 2011.


ALABAMA
15 people reported killed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where a mile-wide tornado traveled from southwest to northwest. Massive damage to 15th Street and McFarland Boulevard. A CVS is reported destroyed at MacFarland and 15th Street — apartment buildings and other businesses also destroyed nearby. Some of the same communities were hit by tornados on April 15, 2011.

Alabama Power reported at 8 p.m. there are 375,000 Alabama residents without power. Alabama Power company being assisted by power company crews as far away as Illinois.

Large violent tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27, 2011 as it was displayed live on ABC 33/40 with James Spann.

NWS SUMMARY … DEVELOPING …

ALABAMA REPORTS FROM 4.27.2011

DECATUR, ALABAMA
TOUCHDOWN JUST NORTH OF DECATUR

ATHENS, ALABAMA
DEBRIS NEAR ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL

SPEAKE, ALABAMA
TORNADO REPORTED ON THE GROUND

GOOD HOPE, ALABAMA
TORNADO ON THE GROUND …. TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CR 222 AND CR 310 NEAR GOOD HOPE.

BAILEYTON, ALABAMA
TORNADO ON THE GROUND

HAMILTON, ALABAMA
TORNADO REPORTED ON THE GROUND JUST WEST OF THE MARION COUNTY AIRPORT IN HAMILTON

HULACO, ALABAMA
TORNADO ON THE GROUND … STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ON HWY 67

JOPPA

GUNTERSVILLE, ALABAMA
TRAINED SPOTTERS REPORTED POSSIBLE TORNADO TOUCHDOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 205 AND 431 JUST SOUTH OF GUNTERSVILLE.

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA
TORNADO ON THE GROUND ALONG HWY 82 NEAR THE MCFARLAND MALL. (BMX)

NEWTON, ALABAMA
WTOK REPORTS VIEWING A LARGE TORNADO ON THEIR SKYCAM ENTERING NEWTON

LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI
TORNADO CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE ROOF OF A WELL BUILT HOME AND MINOR DAMAGE TO SEVERAL OTHER WELL BUILT HOMES. THE ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF AN OUTBUILDING

VERONA, NEW YORK
EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN WOODED AREA NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROAD 49 AND LAUTHER RD NEAR VERONA MILLS. MULTIPLE TREES DOWN AND SNAPPED POWER POLE. 100 MPH WINDS (BGM)

GEORGIA
Mass Casualty trailer enroute to Catoosa, Georgia

See also …
Tuscaloosanews.com Mayor confirms more fatalities in Tuscaloosa