Disasters - Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado 2011

2011 Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado

 

More than 520 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members deployed to Alabama in response to the April 27, 2011 tornado super-outbreak. On April 27, 2011, the Southeast was in the midst of a historic severe weather outbreak that spanned eight states over three days. Meteorologists referred to the event as a “super outbreak” — terminology reserved for the deadliest and most destructive tornado outbreaks on record. Three-hundred twenty-four people died in tornadoes during the outbreak, 238 of which were in Alabama alone. April 27 ended as the deadliest tornado day on record in 86 years, since the tri-state tornado outbreak of 1925, when more than 700 people were killed.

More than 350 tornadoes were confirmed in the 2011 super outbreak, one of which was a deadly EF-4 that devastated parts of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on April 27.
 

Highlights

  • 520 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members supported debris removal, managed volunteer recetion centers and 211 call centers, managed donations and led volunteers.
  • National Service leveraged more than 5,200 volunteers that contributed over 42,000 hours of service , valued at $903,064.41

 

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