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May 2011, Week 1


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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 6 May 2011 19:39:35 -0500
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The tornadoes that decimated Alabama on April 27, 2011 came dangerously
close to Screen-L's hosting institution, the University of Alabama.

A powerful EF4 tornado reduced brick buildings to rubble, tossed cars and
trucks into the air like toys, turned trees into kindling, and destroyed
many lives. In Tuscaloosa alone, 41 were killed (five of them UA students)
and, over a week later, seven remain missing. Over 5,000 buildings were
ruined -- including a public housing complex -- leaving many without homes.

Parts of Tuscaloosa are still under curfew, with National Guard checkpoints
monitoring access.

It is going to be a long recovery and we could use your help.

To donate $10 to the Red Cross, text REDCROSS to 90999 or visit

To donate $10 to the West Alabama Food Bank, text FOOD to 27722

To help Tuscaloosa rebuild, donate at:

Thank you.

Jeremy Butler
Screen-L administrator

Professor - TCF Dept. - U Alabama

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