This week marks the one-year anniversary of the April 27, 2011 tornadoes. Alabama has had more than its share of severe weather in that past 40 years, but this is considered the worst day in our state’s history.
Tonight (Wednesday, April 25) we will air a special 30-minute program at 6:30 p.m. ‘Reflections: After The Storm, 1 Year Later’ will be commercial free. During the program, you’ll see reports from some of the hardest-hit areas, including Phil Campbell, Hackleburg, Harvest, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marshall County and DeKalb County. We will show you the immediate impact of the storms, and how far many areas have come. Many areas still have challenges in the rebuilding process.
Our coverage continues in our newscasts on Thursday, April 26. On Friday, April 27, WHNT News 19 will hold community events in Madison, Franklin and Marshall counties. We will program NOAA weather radios in partnership with the county EMA offices. We’ll announce the specific locations soon.
WHNT News 19 is also producing a DVD, ‘Reflections: After The Storm’ which will be available for purchase soon. The cost is $10.00, plus shipping and handling. Money raised from the DVDs will be donated to the Food Bank of North Alabama.
We will have more details about the DVD in the coming days.