april 27 tornadoes

“Bo Bikes Bama” Marks 10th Anniversary with Virtual Ride

FILE – (AP Photo/Dave Martin) Auburn University Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson is marking a decade of fundraising bicycle rides to help victims of the 2011 tornado outbreak that devastated much of Alabama. The 10th annual “Bo Bikes Bama” event is being held today in a virtual format because of the coronavirus pandemic. Rather than riding through the state as…

Safe from the Storm: April 27, 2011 Tornadoes, 10 Years Later

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Alabama News Network is remembering the deadly April 27, 2011, tornadoes with the help of Bluewater Meteorologist Rich Thomas. It has been 10 years since that terrible day. Alabama was at the epicenter of the biggest tornado outbreak in U.S. history. There were 216 tornadoes in all and 348 deaths in six states. In…