Tuscaloosa Tornado: Live Video from April 27, 2011
Tornado Tears Through Tuscaloosa, Alabama- Video
A tornado is ripping through Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Video footage of the Tuscaloosa tornado as it headed towards the University of Alabama campus is visible in the Ustream widget below.
Tuscaloosa and Northport were recently put on tornado warning, and indeed a twister, described as a mile wide, is making its way through downtown Tuscaloosa. Damage has been reported to DCH Hospital and the University Mall.
Destruction throughout Tuscaloosa is widespread, and there are unconfirmed reports of 12 people killed, according to Governor Robert Bentley. Two tornadoes actually hit Tuscaloosa, with the larger one getting all the headlines. The EMA reports several people trapped in their homes. Residents are starting to post photos of the tornado damage to the web.
The mile-wide storm is headed toward Birmingham, AL.