WHNT News 19 Planning Special Coverage for Anniversary of April 27 Tornadoes
We are approaching the one-year anniversary of the April 27, 2011 tornadoes. Alabama has had more than its share of severe weather in that past 40 years, but this is considered the worst day in our state’s history.
WHNT News 19 is planning special coverage that week to take you back to that day and show you how far north Alabama has come in its recovery. Many areas still have challenges in the rebuilding process.
On Wednesday, April 25 we will air a special 30-minute program at 6:30 p.m. ‘Reflections: After The Storm, 1 Year Later’ will be commercial free. During the program, you’ll see reports from some of the hardest-hit areas, including Phil Campbell, Hackleburg, Harvest, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marshall County and DeKalb County. We will show you the immediate impact of the storms, and how far many areas have come.
Our coverage continues in our newscasts on Thursday, April 26. On Friday, April 27, WHNT News 19 will hold community events in Madison, Franklin and Marshall counties. We will program NOAA weather radios in partnership with the county EMA offices. We’ll announce more specific details soon about where you can come and join us.
WHNT News 19 is also producing a DVD, ‘Reflections: After The Storm’ which will be available for purchase in the near future. The cost is $10.00, plus shipping and handling. Money raised from the DVDs will be donated to the Food Bank of North Alabama.
We will have more information about the DVD in the coming weeks.