Stunning Before And After Pictures Of Tornado Damage In The South

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At least 300 died last week as the worst tornado crisis in decades hit the South.

Insured losses from the crisis could reach $5 billion, according to Eqecat. Damage was spread over six states, with the worst in Alabama.

You can see for yourself the immense property damage in these satellite photos from Geoeye (via Arabian Business).

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Pleasant Grove, Alabama in 2010, before the tornado struck. Alabama, the hardest-hit of six US states, was reported to have been battered with at least an EF-4 rated tornado with the death toll across the South rising to over 300 as a result of the storms (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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Pleasant Grove, Alabama after tornado. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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Alberta Elementary, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2010. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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Alberta Elementary, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, after tornado. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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Charleston Square Apartments, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2010. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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Charleston Square Apartments, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, after tornado. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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University Place Elementary, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2010. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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University Place Elementary, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, after tornado. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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Wide view of part of Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2010. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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Wide view of part of Tuscaloosa, Alabama after tornado. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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Section of Jefferson County, Alabama in 2010, with town labels. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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Section of Jefferson County, Alabama after tornado, with town labels. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)”
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