29 Apr '11, 5pm

Tornado Tracks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama [image] #NASA

Tornado Tracks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama [image] #NASA

Deadly tornadoes raked across Alabama on April 27, 2011, killing as many as 210 people as of April 29. The hardest-hit community was Tuscaloosa. The top image, acquired on April 28 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, shows three tornado tracks through and around the city. The lower image, from April 12, shows the area before the storm. The tracks are pale brown trails where green trees and plants have been uprooted, leaving disturbed ground. Though faint, the center track runs from southwest of Tuscaloosa, through the gray city, and extends northeast towards Birmingham. Two other tracks run parallel to the center track. The northernmost track lies in an area where the National Weather Service reported a tornado, but no tornado was reported in the vicinity of the more visible southern track. In the southern region, strong w...

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Tornado Tracks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from space

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Apr '11, 11pm

The tracks are pale brown trails where green trees and plants have been uprooted, leaving disturbed ground. Though faint, ...

Tornado Tracks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Brown tr...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Apr '11, 10pm

The tracks are pale brown trails where green trees and plants have been uprooted, leaving disturbed ground. Though faint, ...

Tornado Tracks in Alabama and Georgia [image] #NASA

Tornado Tracks in Alabama and Georgia [image] #...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Apr '11, 7pm

Three tornado tracks stretch across Georgia and Alabama in this true-color image taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging ...

Tornado Tracks in Mississippi and Alabama [imag...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Apr '11, 8pm

Among the more than 150 tornadoes reported on April 27 and 28, 2011, was a rare EF-5 storm. Such a storm has the capacity ...

You can see tornado tracks across Mississippi &...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Apr '11, 5pm

Among the more than 150 tornadoes reported on April 27 and 28, 2011, was a rare EF-5 storm. Such a storm has the capacity ...

Paths of destruction seen on satellite imagery ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Apr '11, 8pm

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Tornado Track in Tuscaloosa, Alabama [image] #NASA

Tornado Track in Tuscaloosa, Alabama [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 May '11, 9pm

On April 27, 2011, a devastating tornado tore through Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The storm packed winds of 190 miles (310 kilome...

Tornado Track near Griffin, Georgia [image] #NASA

Tornado Track near Griffin, Georgia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Apr '11, 9pm

A pale green swath in this Landsat image from April 28, 2011, reveals the path of a tornado outside of Griffin, Georgia. T...

onearth: Tornado Outbreak Raises Climate Change Questions

onearth: Tornado Outbreak Raises Climate Change...

onearth.org 29 Apr '11, 9pm

With more than 300 dead from at least 100 tornadoes , including at least 210 deaths in Alabama alone, the tornado outbreak...

Severe Tornado Outbreak in the Southern United States [image] #NASA

Severe Tornado Outbreak in the Southern United ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Apr '11, 7pm

April 27 and April 28, 2011, brought the deadliest tornado outbreak in the United States since 1974. By dawn on April 28, ...

By the way shows what I'm talking about. You can see the path of destruction.

By the way shows what I'm talking about. You ca...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Apr '11, 11pm

A number of severe thunder storms swept through the mid-Atlantic states on April 28, bringing high winds, hailstones, and ...

Tornado Damage near Birmingham, Alabama [image] #NASA

Tornado Damage near Birmingham, Alabama [image]...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 May '11, 6pm

The tornado damage inflicted on Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011, was just one part of a tornado track roughly 80.3 miles (129...

How to help victims of the Alabama tornadoes:

grist.org 02 May '11, 8pm

Alabama's still reeling from severe tornadoes. Supporting the environment also means supporting humans when the environmen...