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Alabama Tornado Destruction Images on Picas Web Albums and Maps by Google & NOAA – April 2011

Google posted before-and-after images of the devastation left behind by the tornadoes that hit the South and parts of the East Coast of the United States earlier last week, with close-up views particularly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

When you search for some areas impacted by tornadoes in Google Maps, the search company also triggers a special alert that leads to maps of where tornadoes touched down and Red Cross shelters. Here you can see it happening for a search on Concord, Alabama:

Below is a montage photo of before and after for both Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Jefferson County, Alabama:

Here’s the Picasa Web Alubums slide show of the tornadoes images:

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration also has a useful site about the April 2011 tornadoes in general. Along with many facts, the site also contains an image showing tornado tracks color-coded to show where the strongest ones were. Yellow is strong; orange stronger and red shows the most severe:

More Info: NOAA site

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