GRITtv: Tornado Devastates Alabama, Southeast

One of the deadliest tornadoes in US history, over a mile and a half wide, touched down in Tuscaloosa, Alabama last week, with devastation extending across seven states. More than 350 fatalities have been reported, 80 people are still missing in Tuscaloosa alone, and over a thousand people remain hospitalized with critical injuries. The Alabama state Emergency Management Agency is calling the aftermath in Tuscaloosa “Katrina, without three days warning…”

While the networks are wall-to-wall Bin Laden, with or without budgets or even homes – survivors are getting the story out.. To compile this piece GRITtv’s Rebecca MacDonald relied on eyewitnesses — many of them students of University of Alabama assistant professor Dr. Rachel Raimist. Student Trey Moe’s graduation was to be this week. Distributed by Tubemogul.

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