Tuscaloosa, Alabama (post-storm)
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This image of Tuscaloosa, Alabama shows an overview of the path of destruction (almost an eraser effect) of the devastation to Tuscaloosa after a massive tornado touched down on April 27, 2011.;According to Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox, at least one strong tornado swept through the city, made dozens of roads impassable, destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, crushed and flipped cars and left widespread debris. This imagery is especially useful when compared to the “pre-storm” image collected April 4, 2006 showing the same area. The comparison images could be used to detect change, assess and measure damage to buildings, facilities, roads and highways, utility networks and other structures. It could also be used for disaster preparedness and mitigation efforts.
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