Thursday, November 13, 2008

A video look back at the 11/15/89 Huntsville tornado

Nineteen years ago this Saturday Huntsville, Alabama was changed forever by an F4 tornado.

Here is a look back by way of video. The first video is coverage of the storm by James Spann who worked for WBRC 6 in Birmingham at the time. Even though the tornado was not in his coverage area he did a great job tracking the storm as it approached Huntsville.

Huntsville's WAAY Channel 31 Special
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Sharp said...

Thanks for posting these Mike. It's a good thing that tornadoes do not normally hit large population centers very often. In this case it was a population center in a shopping and apartment district, at rush hour, at the intersections of three major streets and it was beyond belief how much devastation was wrought. Still, the loss of life could have been so much greater given the dense concentration of cars and the number of businesses and dwellings hit.

Mike said...

I think 78 per cent of the fatalities were people in cars.