The City of Tuscaloosa has announced a week of events marking three years since the April 27, 2011 tornado. The tornado struck the city at 5:13 p.m. on that day, taking more than 50 lives, injuring hundreds more and damaging or destroying thousands of buildings.
"These events highlight how the City of Tuscaloosa is building back stronger, safer and smarter," the City said in a release outlining the events.
Schedule of Events:
Monday, April 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Recovery Programs Open House at the Richard A. Curry Environmental Services Building - 3440 Kauloosa Ave. Public is invited.
Tuesday, April 22 at 10 a.m.: Richard A. Curry Environmental Services Ribbon Cutting and Open House – 3440 Kauloosa Ave. Public is invited.
Wednesday, April 23: City Hall Reads "Molly and the Tornado" – University Place Elementary School, Alberta Elementary School.
Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m.: Debut Recovery Videos at Mercy Me Concert – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, 2710 Jack Warner Parkway. Videos also will be posted on the City's social media outlets.
Saturday, April 26 at 8 a.m.: Exhibit at Mayor's Cup 5k — Government Plaza, 618 21st Ave.
For information about the events, you can contact Tuscaloosa 311.