2011 Tuscaloosa tornado fatality map on Google Earth

This video shows the tornado fatalities from the EF4 tornado that struck Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011. This video is intended as a memorial to the victims and not as something that could be considered disrespectful. Thanks for watching and subscribe for more content! Sources: Chelsea Thrash James Spann on Ashley Harrison and Carson Tinker: Charleston Square: A Season to Remember: Faith in the Midst of the Storm Carson Tinker. Tommi Ford. Nick Saban (forward) Various photos from: James Spann’s Historic Coverage #tuscaloosatornado #tornado #tornadopath .

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  1. James Spann and so many others were heroes that day..🙏

  2. I've heard that laying in a ditch isn't much better because it's still sucking air up. It's best to just drive away from it and don't leave your car unless youre going into a building? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

  3. You might find the Mullica Hill, NJ tornado that happened back on 9/1/21 to be a good one to cover , google earth just updated their map this month but the damage is still very evident though it has been cleaned up , the path begins around Josephine lane in mullica hill. Hope to see more content in the future !

  4. I love your videos! I love how interested you are about tornadoes 🌪 because so am I, I have been fascinated and respected their power ever since being a small child. I love these fatality map videos…a great way to honor the victims, survivors and heroes of that day!

  5. I chased this specific day. On another cell north or this one. But I did damage recovery all over providing medical. Ended up working out of a local hospital seeing patients. James spann; it’s not his responsibility. I promise you the people that took responsibility were in a shelter by 12pm that day or staying near one. Everybody was warned 7 days In advance then 3 days in advance then 2- then 1 then the day. to get plans together for a shelter. Or ask neighbors etc The people sitting in the house by the time the warning went out they were never gonna take responsibility for there life. So it’s irrelevant. In history the weakest links die. (( You know wild horses don’t have bad feet because all the ones with bad feet are the slowest and the predators chasing them down always catch the slowest ones. So that’s why all the wild horses have really good feet ) natural selection at work. Same with tornados. It’s a self cleaning oven. The irresponsible get taken out. This wasn’t even close. I’m tired of people making excuses when the warnings are perfect. – I came all the way from Texas to chase in Alabama. Same with Joplin and may 24th. I drove up days in advance because I knew it would be a shii show. I also brought 4 other trauma surgeons and 8 nursing students, & 10-12 medics. All in separate vehicles so we would have plenty of room for medical supplies. So if I know days in advance to come into your home town. Like isn’t that a pretty good clue you don’t have an excuse to just sit around and die? I honestly don’t care about adults being dumb. But what kills me is parents with children don’t get the child a shelter. They were warned days in advance these would be large EF-4/5 tornadoes and houses would be leveled. Alabama tornadoes are not to be played with. They don’t need the dry line for lift with 3000-4000j. You can have a monster with these little 20kt ft cells. Also they drop tornadoes within 3-4 radar scans no joke. At that time it was like 3min scans so within 10-12 min I saw a supercell go from nothing to a massive beast on the ground. The mountains and terrain provide so much speed shear and directional shear it’s just another world and they have a long history of these massive tornados.

  6. I cry every time I see and listen to videos involving this tornado. I was a 10 year old in a Chattanooga, TN suburb close to Ringgold, GA which was hit by a similar tornado.

    I am now a rising senior at the University of Alabama, and the path of this monster is still noticeable via newer buildings & few big trees. I cry because this city didn’t deserve the hell that this storm brought upon it. It hurts me to see such a great community get throttled like that even if it was 11 years ago.

  7. I have one you could cover is the f4 tornado that hit Wichita Falls, Tx. It was a disaster.

  8. Amazing video. Keep up the good work.

  9. I was 8 when this tornado hit our city, and now I’m a delivery driver. It’s very eerie to drive through 15th street, 35th street/Greensboro avenue, University Boulevard, Veterans Memorial Parkway. Holt was absolutely awful

  10. I love, love, LOVE your channel. You are so informative and respectful to each story. Thank you for what you do!

  11. I just stumbled upon your channel and I love it. I’ve been obsessed with tornadoes since I was a little kid and you do such a great job. Please keep it up.

  12. Should do the path of the tornado that hit new orleans a few months ago it was the biggest tornado to hit new orleans in history.

  13. Nothing but respect for the absolute legend, James Spann

  14. Oh dear finding someone who passed in the tornado in your front yard is not a part of the tragedy of tornados that had occurred to me before….

  15. Prayers to those people who lost their lives and to their grieving families as well. I find it especially sad about those young college students who were in the prime of their lives and had their whole life ahead of them, only to be cut short by a relentless tornado. Life is just not fair.

  16. Thank you once again for a moving, researched and respectful account bringing a human depth to this tragedy. Especially appreciated the side notes of weather reporters, first responders AND all of the memorial marker sites.

  17. The story of Danielle Downs and her friends breaks my heart every time I hear it. The house they were in was one of those extremely cheap Jim Walter homes that did not stand a chance. I wish I could go back in time and tell them to go shelter on campus. It was said that William Stevens' wallet was found sitting undisturbed in his truck outside that flattened house.

  18. Good and informative videos you're doing. Suggestion for your next fatality map video if you do one is the Northwest Alabama EF5 from 4/27/11. Keep up the good work.

  19. Great info… but…. CUT YOUR HAIR BRO!

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