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931975-02-2313:45:00 3 Alabama414950014.4 Tuscaloosa$5M-$50M-33.08-87.633.25-87.45
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2012-04-23 11:18:34
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jbunnelle
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I remember this tornado well.  Scary day.  I was six and it made a huge impression on me, as it took off parts of the roof where we were living.  It shaved off the top of the Scottish Inn motel on Skyland Blvd and McFarland, killing a maid, which was amazingly the only death. 

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2017-02-22 07:14:40
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dbalius
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I was a student at the University of Alabama working front counter at the Alberta City McDonalds on this dark, gloomy Sunday afternoon. We really had no idea at all there was a tornado on the way, and were quite surprised when the skies darkened even more than they had been and the very heavy picnic tables in front of the restaurant started shaking violently, then flew away. The front and side doors suddenly burst open and you could feel the air being sucked out of the building. The manager yelled, "It's a tornado!" and everyone in the store ran to the basement. While our structure itself was spared, a tire store, which was across the street and closed on Sunday, did not fair so well. One wall and the roof were sucked out. After things had settled down, several of us took the manager's pickup truck up the road to Alberta Elementary School and retrieved our picnic tables, which had been carried about a 1/4 mile NE by the twister. My respect for tornadoes has always been very high since this incident, and I was amazed to see the utter devastation caused by the April 2011 cyclone that was much wider and on a track slightly north of the 1975 storm.

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2019-04-10 18:30:25
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oezzanottluci
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