Hackleburg,Alabama Tornado Footage 4/27/2011
A day that will be remembered forever.
April 27th 2011 will be remembered as one of the deadliest tornado days in Alabama history.
90% of Hackleburg,Alabama is gone.
In the state there were 160 twisters spotted & at the time of this Hub, 194 people have died as a result of this super outbreak of tornadoes.
I was watching the Cullman tornado on ABC 3340 via their SkyCam until the power went off at my home, at that time my sister in-law & her daughter came over to my home for protection from the storms and we all got in the center of my home and covered up with a mattress from the bed, I got up and walked to my front window and was watching the trees shaking and the wind started blowing directly at my home, we had a fern hanging on a hook on my porch and it got completely sideways with the leaves of the fern touching the window when I jumped into the interior hall with the others out of fear.
I think that was about a 80 mile an hour in-flow to the huge tornado that hit Hackleburg because I only live a few miles from there.
I am so thankful that my sister in-law and her daughter came to my house for shelter because when she went home her house was badly damaged, windows blown out,part of the roof gone and every tree down in her yard. They had to wait nearly 2 hours for workers to clear the road just so she could even get home.
The tornado touched down near the old Harper's Junction store on Hwy 43 and took out several homes,including Smoking Butts restaurant , at the end of Elgin Cochran rd.
The worst damage was in downtown Hackleburg where the school,dollar general,The Piggly Wiggly,Ray's Pharmacy,Dr. Morrows Office, The Panther Mart,the Wrangler Plant and several houses and Skyline apartments were destroyed.
It looks like someone took an atomic bomb and blew up Hackleburg, and my heart is hurting for everyone in the Hackleburg area.
I just moved away from Hackleburg just a year ago and have several friends there and a brother in-law.
If you know of anyone who needs help of any kind please let me know.
Thanks for reading and may God Bless us all.
I am sad to say that I don't think Hackleburg will ever recover from that horrible storm, people are moving out of town because they can't get groceries withoutt having to drive 20 miles,there are no good paying jobs and it is like a dark cloud is hanging over Hackleburg.
I don't think they are gonna have a grocery store in town anymore because the Piggly Wiggly isn't rebuilding, I have been doing volunteer work playing ahows as a musician around once every couple of months to try and raise money because the Fire & Rescue needs equipment.
I wish more people would help Hackleburg & Phil Campbell, there are many good people who live there who are hurting.
If you don't do anything more please pray for the one's who we're affected by the storm,there are many people who are hurting and really need your prayers.
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