Deadliest Tornado Outbreak Since 1974

April 27 and April 28 saw the deadliest outbreak of tornado’s strike the United States since 1974. By the end, at least 250 had been killed across 6 states, with Alabama being the hardest hit with 162 of the confirmed dead coming from that state.

The below image shows the storms as of 1:45 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time on April 27.

The following images show the tracks of the tornado’s that stole so many lives throughout Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The top image was taken on April 28 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite after the storm, showing three tornado tracks through and around the city of Tuscaloosa (clouds are visible in the right of the image). The second image was taken on April 12, and shows what the region looked like before the storms had hit.

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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