2011 tornado

Science & Health
6:16 am
Thu May 8, 2014

UA Researchers Study Tornado Damage in Oklahoma

Dr. Andrew Graettinger, a University of Alabama researcher, examines a safe room that survived the tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013.
Credit University of Alabama

Alabama researchers are looking into which kinds of structures can best survive tornadoes.  Investigators went to Moore, Oklahoma and found that storm shelters survived when other buildings didn’t.  University of Alabama associate professor Andrew Graettinger was a lead author of the study.  He says they not only looked at the damage in Moore but also at the damage in Joplin, Missouri and Tuscaloosa.  And in Moore, they found most shelters survived the damage.

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Business & Education
2:08 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Spring Break for Some UA Students an Opportunity to Give Back

This Tuesday, May 21, 2013 aerial photo shows a neighborhood damaged by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

University of Alabama students are on spring break this week.  But they’re not all partying at the beach.  Some of them are using the break as an opportunity to do some good.  About 16 students are in Moore, Oklahoma to lend a hand to the community as it struggles to rebuild from a massive tornado that struck in May, killing dozens and injuring hundreds more.  UA Community Service Program Director Courtney Thomas says what happened in Oklahoma hit home for a lot of people here.

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APR News Reports
5:49 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Tom Coiner Talks About Two Cities Linked By Disaster

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APR News Reports
6:15 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Limited Disaster Aid And Its Effect on Rebuilding Communities.

Tuscaloosa, AL – While 2011 will be memorable for many Alabamian's due to what happened on April 27th, it wasn't the only disaster that took place last year. Tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires you name it struck the United States last year cutting the available disaster funding pie into ever slimmer pieces. As Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez reports, finding the necessary funds to rebuild post disaster is a little harder than it used to be.

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APR News Reports
6:39 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes - Revisiting Alberta

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APR News Reports
10:13 am
Fri April 27, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes--Emotional Impact

Tuscaloosa, AL – Today marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. Many storm victims have rebuilt their homes and businesses. But, for some Alabamians, the emotional impact of the storms happens over and over again every day. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin reports on how survivors continue to cope one year later.

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APR News Reports
10:07 am
Fri April 27, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes--Emotional Impact

Tuscaloosa, AL – Today marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. Many storm victims have rebuilt their homes and businesses. But, for some Alabamians, the emotional impact of the storms happens over and over again every day. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin reports on how survivors continue to cope one year later.

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APR News Reports
10:41 am
Thu April 26, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes Steve Miller, Then and Now

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. All week long on Alabama Pubic Radio, we'll revisit some of the people we spoke to in the hours following the storm, and look at some of the challenges ahead. That includes Steve Miller, who lost his home in Tuscaloosa's historic Hillcrest district. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin spoke with Miller as he continues to pick up the pieces and rebuild his home and his life.

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APR News Reports
10:41 am
Thu April 26, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes Steve Miller, Then and Now

Tuscaloosa, AL – This week marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through parts of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa. All week long on Alabama Pubic Radio, we'll revisit some of the people we spoke to in the hours following the storm, and look at some of the challenges ahead. That includes Steve Miller, who lost his home in Tuscaloosa's historic Hillcrest district. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin spoke with Miller as he continues to pick up the pieces and rebuild his home and his life.

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APR News Reports
10:57 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Tornado Fire Threat

Northport, AL – All week long Alabama Public Radio has been looking back at the aftermath of the April 27th tornadoes that hit one year ago this Friday. The effects of violent weather are usually obvious, with damage to structures and even the very landscape. Alabama Public Radio's Stan Ingold reports, last year's tornadoes may have left a problem that can cause danger long after the winds died down

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APR News Reports
3:17 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Phil Campbell: One Year Later

Phil Campbell, AL – All week on Alabama Public Radio, we're revisiting some of the people we spoke to in the days following the April 27th tornadoes and look at some of challenges ahead. Tuscaloosa wasn't the only city to suffer damage from the storms. The town of Phil Campbell was hit hard as well. A-P-R's Stan Ingold has been to Phil Campbell twice before following last April's tornadoes and he just finished a third trip to check on the little town with two names

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APR News Reports
7:43 am
Mon April 23, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes--One year later

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – This week marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through Alabama, killing over two hundred people and disrupting the lives of thousands of families. All week long on Alabama Public Radio, we'll revisit many of the people and places you heard from in the hours and days following the storm. APR news director Pat Duggins has this preview...

APR News Reports
7:43 am
Mon April 23, 2012

The 4/27 Tornadoes--One year later

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – This week marks one year since the tornadoes that tore through Alabama, killing over two hundred people and disrupting the lives of thousands of families. All week long on Alabama Public Radio, we'll revisit many of the people and places you heard from in the hours and days following the storm. APR news director Pat Duggins has this preview...