The Birmingham - Tuscaloosa Corridor is just a terrible hotspot for deadly tornadoes. The city itself has avoided much significant damage (minus 2011), but the areas both north and south of Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. get hit by intense-violent tornadoes at seemingly regular intervals. Seeing them have to suffer again just makes my heart hurt.Jason Simpson posted this on Facebook. I find this pretty incredible. I always thought the "tornado corridors" were likely random bad luck and might go away with longer historical documentation, but it's hard to deny these strong tornadoes keep rolling across the same areas. The 1998 Oak Grove tornado track ended a little south of the 2011 track, and if it had continued would have tracked into North Birmingham, just south of Fultondale. The 1977 Smithfield tornado crossed I-65 at the south end of Fultondale, and the 1956 McDonough Chapel tornado crossed into essentially the same area as well.
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