image by Steve Wood/UAB
The EMA estimates that 1.1 billion dollars worth of damage was sustained, however other groups put that total much higher. During that day 62 tornados touched down in thirty-five of Alabama's 67 counties inflicting 248 deaths and 2219 injuries. More than 7000 people became unemployed in less than six minutes. Lives were changed forever!
Take time to learn how to be prepared for a tornado.