On April 27, 2011 severe weather slammed the southern United States, in particular Alabama in what is undoubtedly the most dramatic weather event in 2011. While statistics are still being collected, approximately 250 Alabamians are confirmed dead, 1700 injured and hundreds are reported missing. According to the National Weather Service, a series of 19 tornadoes slammed the state all ranging from F1 to F4 scale (F5 being the highest level) with wind gusts at times in some areas exceeding 200 mph.
I have several blog readers who live in the south, mostly in Alabama, and in their own way each have been affected by these storms. One of them asked me to do what I can to show some of you who don't know much about the storms and the devastation they are faced with. My goal is to educate you. Maybe you can't go there and help clean up or rebuild. Maybe you can't help look for injured and missing people. But you can donate $1. You can spread the word on your own blogs, your Facebook pages, your Twitter accounts, you can do something.
This is what person saw from their porch. Just think of the absolute terror a person would feel seeing this. You never know where a tornado will go and all you can do is get to a safe place and hope it misses you.