Here are photos I took of an area know as Buck Island. It has become a very high end neighborhood with lots of million dollar places now. Tornado tracked about 3 miles right along the edge of the water.
My inlaws live across the lake on the other side and were not hit near as hard hit, but they are still out of power as of last night.
Buck Island Tornado Photos
The damage was so wide spread that for the first 4 or 5 days there were shortages of everything. Plenty of gasoline but no power to pump it. Some stations installed generators but then there would be huge lines to get it. Ice was like Gold! Milk? Can't find it. All the stores either sold out or shipped it out before it went bad. Flash light batteries were practically none existent. Essentials sold out as soon as they arrived. We drove 35 miles to another town trying to find ice and milk with no luck. That gives you an idea of how wide spread these storms were. Alabama was hit hard.
It is just amazing, Tornadoes are usually limited to on small area, might be miles long but a narrow track. This time it is just damage everywhere and of course not all tornado damage. But you can not drive 2 miles in any direction without seeing tree's down. roofs with tarps or some other sign of damage from these storms.
We are fortunate in that that most of these were not on the ground and the tree's did most of the damage falling on the house. But other areas all you see are foundations of where the house was. Please consider making a donation to the Red Cross or other charity. I remember 15 years ago when a tornado hit our neighborhood. Next day once the roads were open the Red Cross came through bringing hot meals. That was one of the best lunches I ever had.