Is there any existing footage of the long-tracked EF3 that hit Sawyerville and Eoline? I haven't been able to find any.
I like to think I have seen amateur or chaser footage from just about every big tornado that day, but I have never seen any of that tornado. I imagine most chasers who were in central Alabama were on the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham storm or stayed in Tuscaloosa after it was hit. I bet there just weren’t any guys chasing that tornado.
Which chunk is/was missing?
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8:30-9:40pm or so was missing in every clip online to this point, as I had the only copy from that time known to exist and had sent it years ago to be uploaded by someone with VHS to digital converter. That section was finally put up for the anniversary yesterday marking the first time that hour or so has been seen since the coverage was live a decade ago (includes the call in to the studio regarding Hackleburg being destroyed)
Thank you for posting that. That’s the first time I’ve seen footage of the Centerville tornado.Reed Timmer and crew managed to briefly catch that tornado north of Centreville behind some trees, and it's tacked onto their compilation for the day at 3:10 in; it's the only video I know of to exist of that one.
Equus, not sure if you know about this, but I figure you probably do. There is a guy on YouTube who pieced together every piece of 33/40’s coverage that was available online from that afternoon into one video. His name is Waffle Archives or something like that. In his 2nd version of this comprehensive video, he even included your recording of the tv screen with the call from Hackleburg. If I knew how, I would send him this new version so he could add that whole hour or so into his video.
Some more vids of Tuscaloosa (sorry if any have been previously posted):
3. This is one of the most impressive I've seen. The rapid rotation on the funnel is evident with a crazy amount of debris and visible multiple vortices at times.
Here are the Hackleburg aerials, but those are the only other ones I can find. I don’t know if the others were just removed from the playlist or removed from YouTube altogether.Also, ABC 33/40 still has their damage aerials from Tuscaloosa-Birmingham up, but it seems like they took the ones from Hackleburg and other tornadoes from that day down. Any clue as to other sources that might contain the other damage aerial videos that aren't Tuscaloosa-Birmingham?
I know they had much more of Hackleburg once upon a time, they had aerials that tracked the whole path through Hackleburg, Phil Campbell, Oak Grove, Mount Hope, Moulton, Tanner and Hazel Green areas. I wish I could find those aerials again.Here are the Hackleburg aerials, but those are the only other ones I can find. I don’t know if the others were just removed from the playlist or removed from YouTube altogether.
Here are the Cullman aerials.