By Kelly Kazek
Journey simply west of America's notorious twister Alley to Alabama, domestic to a few of the deadliest tornadoes of the previous century. those twisters stay etched within the collective reminiscence of the folk, from the 1908 Dixie twister, considered as the most brutal tornadoes in U.S. historical past, to the 1998 Birmingham twister, the costliest tornado in Alabama's history.
Discover how the 1932 Deep South Tornadoes led to 268 fatalities and thousands of bucks in harm, and browse the terrifying account of the 1977 Smithfield Tornadoes, which rocked this Birmingham suburb with as many as six twisters in a one-hour span.
Join neighborhood journalist Kelly Kazek as she stocks the stories of those average failures and the hardy Alabamians who persevered them.
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We stayed hunkered down like this, miserable in the bitter cold, for about two and a half hours. It was near freezing that night. After my radioman had radioed in the second time, I told both the radioman and another soldier close to me that I was going to go ahead and check to see if the road below was clear. I told them that if the road was clear, I would start the squad back to camp. S. Army. Even at that time, I thought there was a chance I might turn back. I knew that I could be gone for a while, and if I lost my will, I could come back.