03 May '11, 9pm

Tornado Track in Tuscaloosa, Alabama [image] #NASA

Tornado Track in Tuscaloosa, Alabama [image] #NASA

On April 27, 2011, a devastating tornado tore through Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The storm packed winds of 190 miles (310 kilometers per hour) and left a path of debris running southwest to northeast. On May 2, 2011, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) captured this natural-color image of the tornado track through Tuscaloosa. The tan-toned, debris-filled path passes through the center of town, affecting both commercial and residential properties. The track passes south of Bryant Denny Stadium and just north of University Mall. The mayor of Tuscaloosa estimated the cost of clearing the debris to be between $70 and $100 million. Running roughly parallel to the tornado track is a contrail from a plane. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that the tornado was spawned by a supercell thunderstorm that lasted more than seven...

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Tornado Tracks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama [image] #NASA

Tornado Tracks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama [image] #...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Apr '11, 5pm

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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 Damage near Birmingham, Alabama [image] #NASA

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

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

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

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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 ...

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 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...

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grist.org 02 May '11, 8pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 May '11, 6pm

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Tornado Damage near Berry, Alabama [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 May '11, 4pm

One of the many deadly tornadoes that struck the U.S. Southeast in late April 2011 was the Cordova tornado that cut a sout...

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onearth.org 29 Apr '11, 9pm

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

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

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Taking Back Tuscaloosa: Cross-posted from WeArePowerShift.org. Guest blogger, Mallory Flowers, University of Ala...

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itsgettinghotinhere.org 06 May '11, 7pm

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