Devastating April 2011 Tornadoes Rip Alabama and Other Southern States

A high-resolution satellite image of Tuscaloosa, Alabama collected on April 28, 2011 shows an overview of the path of destruction of the devastation to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, after a massive
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President Barack Obama tours damage caused by devastating severe storms and tornadoes in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, area, April 29, 2011. Obama promised federal aid on Friday to the tornado-ravaged U.S. South after he got a close-up look at the "heartbreaking" impact of deadly twisters that killed at least 310 people.

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