Ala marking anniversary of deadly twister outbreak
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Robert Bentley thanked the ordinary Alabama residents who he says are making the biggest difference in the recovery from the devastating storms that ravaged the state a year ago.
Bentley and faith leaders held a prayer service Friday at the foot of the state Capitol to mark the anniversary of the April 27 tornado outbreak.
Remembrances are planned across the state to recall the storms that killed about 250 people and left thousands more without homes.
Some businesses hit by twisters have picked the anniversary as a reopening date.
The city of Tuscaloosa is planning an observance at the University of Alabama's coliseum, but some residents say the pain is still too fresh to attend. And the rebuilding will continue in many communities that were hit by twisters.
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