Amateurs capture tornado photographs and video - WAFF 48 News, Huntsville "Thursday's tornado could go down as one of the most photographed and videotaped ever in Huntsville. Several people caught video of the tornado on their cell phone and others snapped pictures of the twister."
Smartphone technology captures Huntsville tornado - Huntsville Times, AL.com "When the tornado was spotted over the city last Thursday, emergency officials and workers went into action. And so did hundreds of cell phones and smart phones. People sent pictures to friends and relatives. They sent them to television stations, to the Weather Channel. They sent them to al.com, the Web site of The Times. Thanks to the technology of today, this could have been the most pictured tornado we've ever had."
Tornado strikes Huntsville, Ala. - USA Today "Officials in Huntsville say the city's Five Points area is getting back to normal after a tornado struck, knocking down power lines and injuring about half a dozen people."
Meteorologists say tornado in January "rare," but "not impossible - Huntsville Times "While details aren't yet known about Thursday's tornado, the National Weather Service in Huntsville did confirm it was more than just strong winds. "It was definitely a tornado," said meteorologist Steve Shumway. "We don't know its strength yet or how long it lasted."
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