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A BIRDS EYE VIEW


BY BOB BARBANES PHOTOS: RHONDA PYATT


NO PLACE TO HIDE


buzz-sawed its way through the state of Alabama, leaving hundreds of people dead and thousands of people homeless.


As many of you know, on Thursday, April 28th a huge tornado It was not your typ-


ical tornado, inasmuch as once it touched down in the city of Tuscaloosa (in the western part of the state), it stayed stuck to the ground all the way northeast to the Georgia line and beyond. The amount of destruction in its wake is astonishing. The company I work for has numerous mobile home dealerships throughout Alabama, and we have one in Tuscaloosa.


It was thankful-


ly untouched by the tornado. The boss and I flew up on Friday, the day after the storm. While he attended to business I took various peo- ple (mostly government officials) up to survey the damage.


on the ground is one thing, but being up in a helicopter can give you a perspective like no other. Most of


the damage in Tuscaloosa began just south of


It barely missed the famous Bryant- ROTORCRAFTPRO.COM


Seeing it the


University of Alabama. The tornado came perilously close to the large campus and associated hospitals.


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