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The most extreme weather your state has ever seen

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 52: Alabama has been pummeled by several so-called ‘super outbreaks’ over the past century but the series of tornados that hit on 21 March 1932 remains the worst in terms of death toll and the sheer scope of the damage that occurred in a single day. The official death toll is 286, though many believe it could be far higher, thousands were left homeless and close to 2,000 were injured in the severe storms. Many towns and homesteads, including sites near Birmingham (pictured), were completely leveled, while eyewitnesses reported seeing cars flung through the air and cabins blown away.

Alabama: Deep South Tornado Outbreak, 1932

Alabama has been pummeled by several so-called ‘super outbreaks’ over the past century but the series of tornados that hit on 21 March 1932 remains the worst in terms of death toll and the sheer scope of the damage that occurred in a single day. The official death toll is 286, though many believe it could be far higher, thousands were left homeless and close to 2,000 were injured in the severe storms. Many towns and homesteads, including sites near Birmingham (pictured), were completely leveled, while eyewitnesses reported seeing cars flung through the air and cabins blown away.

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