Many woke up Thursday to see our hometown of Tuscaloosa in the national news. Unfortunately, it was due to the devastating series of storms that ripped through our state on Wednesday afternoon. At last 36 are dead in Tuscaloosa County due to this historic storm. Others throughout Alabama and her neighboring states were affected as well.
We watched live as the local news station "Sky Cam" (located atop the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, across the street from our office) captured footage of the storm materializing from nothing into the monster that charged through town. Here are some photos taken of the broadcast showing the storm come together: