In the hours after the storm that plowed through Tuscaloosa, AL, residents flooded the streets to view the damage. (Source: Jason Clark)
By JAY REEVES Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Communities across Alabama are planning events to mark the anniversary of the April 27 tornadoes that killed more than 250 people in the state.
From the state Capitol in Montgomery to tiny Phil Campbell in northwest Alabama, survivors will gather on Friday to both remember the dead and express thanks to the thousands of people who have helped with the recovery.
A statewide memorial service with Gov. Robert Bentley and other leaders is being planned for the steps of the state Capitol in the morning. Events will be held throughout the day in other cities including Athens, Phil Campbell, Decatur, Tuscaloosa, Cullman and Pleasant Grove.
Some neighborhoods are having their own ceremonies. And ceremonies will continue on Saturday, with remembrances in DeKalb County and Hackleburg.
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