Thursday, April 28, 2011



Mother nature dealt the State of Alabama a cruel hand on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. It may be the worst known outbreak of tornadoes in recorded history. As emergency personnel search the rubble in counties across the northern part of the state, the death toll continues to rise. At least 145 are confirmed dead. Hundreds more are injured and an unknown number are still missing.

Entire neighborhoods have been reduced to tangled masses of debris.

The needs are great—many people have lost everything.

You can help.

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or visit this site.

Go to your nearest Red Cross and donate blood.

Volunteers are needed. They’re needed in Birmingham, too.

Donations of nonperishable goods are being accepted (1530 McFarland Blvd N).

Please help find missing people.

If you’d like to help with the cleanup in Tuscaloosa, please contact Nancy Green at 205-561-4169.

DeKalb County is in need of 8kw to 10kw Generators. Contact the county EMA if you can provide one or more.

Stay off the streets! I know—The damage is incredible and you’re curious. But emergency and response personnel don’t need to be navigating around gaggles of sightseers.

ATPB has a page of resources up.

Kids Kottage is heading to Tuscaloosa and needs help from Mobile. accepting diapers, formula, baby food, and childrens clothing; bottled water and enerygy bars for rescue workers.

They are at 1781 Dawes Road and their number is (251) 633-0000.

If you know of any other ways people are reaching out, email me, drop me a comment, or catch me on Twitter and Facebook.


As you can see from the map below, more than half the state has been affected.