On April 27, 2011 the southeastern United States experienced an “super outbreak” of tornados. Particularly hard hit was the state of Alabama which was hit by more than 27 tornados. According to the National Weather Service there was one EF5 tornado with winds of 210 mph that traveled for 106.9 miles through five counties in North Alabama and five EF4 tornados with winds between 170 and 190 mph. The rest of the tornados ranged from EF0 to EF2. According to the Huntsville Times the EF5 tornado alone was the deadliest in United States in the last 56 years!
The vision of StormHOPE is to serve as a repository for the stories of those who experienced the effects of this storm. We are capturing some videos to share here but also want to hear YOUR story. Those of you who were in the middle of the storm have some awesome stories and there are also amazing stories of those who were first responders, shelter and work crew volunteers, relief workers and even people outside of our area who have discovered priceless family memories in their yards and fields.
We will be providing a way for you to post your own stories soon but if you have a story to share would you please email it to us? Just email your story and any photos that capture what you went through to firstname.lastname@example.org