May 14, 2021

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Alabama Newscenter Remembers — Habitat Tuscaloosa Breathes New Life Into Alabama City After ‘Day of Infamy’

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By Donna Cope

On April 27, 2011, a powerful EF4 multiple-vortex tornado hit Tuscaloosa, tumbling brick homes into rubble and smashing wood structures into toothpicks.

The 190-mile-per-hour winds destroyed about 5,000 buildings in T-town, including thousands of homes and apartments. The devastation forced the University of Alabama to close the school year.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Tuscaloosa’s tornado-devastated neighborhoods continue to be reborn, thanks in part to Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa. The work of this nonprofit – and the generosity of thousands of volunteers who arrived from all over – has been life-changing for those whose worlds disappeared in a whirlwind.

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Alabama News Center
2021-04-22 11:00:50

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