HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Saturday marks 25 years since an EF-4 tornado struck Airport Road and left massive destruction in its wake. Huntsvillians who were here will never forget the dark memories of that day and those that followed.
The storm killed 21 people and injured more than 450. The tornado’s path stretched more than 18 miles. It struck during the start of rush hour traffic in Huntsville that day and crossed two major highways. It hit schools and churches.
Of the 21 people killed in the tornado, 12 were in automobiles. Many people remember being stuck in traffic looking at devastation all around them, not being able to get home.
Damage from the tornado was estimated to be around $100 million. The tornado destroyed more than 250 homes, 80 businesses and 10 public buildings.
Were you in Huntsville then? What do you remember most about that day? Post your comments below.
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