Recovery

Some weather forecasters have suggested Tornado Alley, a swath through the Great Plains and Midwest that has seemed most prone to tornadoes, has shifted eastward to bring the killer tornadoes seen in the Chattanooga region this year.

The shaky cell phone videos of the swirling black masses that devastated Ringgold, Ga., and parts of Apison on April 27 tell only part of the story.

In one day, their lives changed forever. Dozens of tornadoes ripped across the tri-state area on April 27, paralyzing and dazing the entire region.

When a series of storms and tornadoes blasted through the tri-state area on April 27, 76 people lost their lives during the storm or in the days after due to storm-related events. Three students from Northeast Alabama died in Tuscaloosa, bringing the total deaths to 79 for Southeast Tennessee, Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia. Here is a brief glimpse of who those people were, provided by the families and friends who continue to grieve their loss two months after they died.

  • June 26th, 2011  |
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When a series of storms and tornadoes blasted through the tri-state area on April 27, 76 people lost their lives during the storm or in the days after due to storm-related events. Three students from Northeast Alabama died in Tuscaloosa, bringing the total deaths to 79 for Southeast Tennessee, Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia. Here is a brief glimpse of who those people were, provided by the families and friends who continue to grieve their loss two months after they died.

  • June 26th, 2011  |
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When a series of storms and tornadoes blasted through the tri-state area on April 27, 76 people lost their lives during the storm or in the days after due to storm-related events.

  • June 26th, 2011  |
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The youngest was 3 months old. The two oldest were 90. They were teachers, students, ministers and factory workers. They were mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, some entire families and more than a dozen married couples.

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