20th Anniversary of deadly tornado outbreak in Alabama

20th Anniversary of deadly tornado

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - Twenty years ago today, on December 16, 2000, there was a deadly tornado outbreak in Alabama.

Tuscaloosa County was the hardest hit that day.

Sadly, 11 people died in Tuscaloosa County, 144 were injured. The tornado was an “F-4” tornado.

Homes near Shelton State, Winn Dixie Shopping Center and the Bear Creek mobile home park were all hit hard. Nine of the fatalities were in mobile homes.

A tornado also hit St. Clair, Etowah and Cherokee Counties.

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