It was here in Pleasant Grove where evidence of vehicles being moved by the winds become obvious, though most were only tossed 10 to 15 yards if they were picked up at all. Extensive wind-rowing of debris was noted in Concord and Pleasant Grove, numerous trees were debarked, and some homes were swept away (though much of the debris remained next to the foundations and was not scattered, and most vehicles were not moved more than 15 yards (14 m)). It was one of the 360 tornadoes in the 2011 Super Outbreak, the largest tornado outbreak in United States history. This was the first video evidence that the tornado had touched the ground, and a tornado emergency was declared. NOAA Weather Radio The following detailed information was obtained from NWS survey team damage experts. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Tornado, Joplin, Missouri, 2011. It was one of the 360 tornadoes in the 2011 Super Outbreak, the largest tornado outbreak in United Stateshistory. By the time the tornado reached Interstate 65, it was evident that the storm was losing its energy. Many stations, including WIAT (channel 42), WBMA/WCFT/WJSU (channel 33/40), WTVY (channel 4) in Dothan and WSFA (channel 12) in Montgomery, showed television cameras capturing the event as the tornado moved east-northeast across the western and northern suburbs of Birmingham at high-end EF4 strength around 6:00 p.m. CDT (23:00 UTC). Less than a month later, however, this number was surpassed by the Joplin, Missouri EF5 tornado, which caused $2.8 billion in damage. National Outlooks NWS Birmingham, Alabama465 Weathervane RoadCalera, AL 35040205-664-3010Comments? This aerial photo shows the devastation of the Cedar Crest and Forest Lake neighborhoods in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Thursday, April 28, 2011. Current Hazards She was not at home when the tornado hit, she said. About Radar Local Climatology, About Us Rivers and Lakes Fall Severe Weather, Special Programs Non-Precipitation Warnings "April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak." From April 25-28, 2011, violent storms spawned tornadoes across the southeastern United States, hitting Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee the hardest. Multiple locations were found. It continued through a dense forest towards Birmingham, this time downing thousands of trees and flattening more rural homes. Special Weather Statements April 2011 ist der tödlichste Einzeltag des jüngsten Tornadoausbruchs seit dem 18.  At 1:45 p.m. CDT (18:45 UTC), a Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) tornado watch was issued for much of Alabama, northwest Georgia, southeast Mississippi, and southern middle Tennessee, with a >95% probability of at least two tornadoes and one or more strong tornadoes. Daily Rainfall Plots  The nearby Cedar Crest subdivision was devastated as numerous block-foundation homes were leveled. Obama was quoted as saying that he had "never seen devastation like this." Aviation Weather The tornado continued northeastward out of the Concord area and into the Pleasant Grove community. StormReady A nearby two story apartment building was reduced to rubble sitting on the foundation.  The tornado then ripped through the neighborhoods of Rosedale and Forest Lake, leveling and sweeping away numerous poorly-anchored homes. The tornado then struck the suburb of Fultondale, damaging homes and businesses in town. Outreach Materials Below is the one-minute resolution pressure trace from Clay, where the mesocyclone passed directly overhead, but the tornado had lifted. It is one of the costliest tornadoes on record. In that week, 362 twisters hit the Southeast, breaking the 1974 record of 267 tornadoes. A small club house that was anchored to a foundation, but with apparently no interior walls, was completely destroyed and swept from its foundation. 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