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Departments aid affected professors, students

Amanda Sams

May 12, 2011

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After an EF-4 tornado struck Tuscaloosa on April 27 and displaced many students, professors, faculty and staff members at the University of Alabama, one of the foremost concerns was checking in with employees, friends and neighbors to...

Students were some of first responders after tornado

Ethan Summers

May 11, 2011

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In the aftermath of Tuscaloosa’s Apr. 27 tornado, many citizens stayed in their homes to avoid the damage and wait for help. Some students didn’t wait. Among them was Alex Rayfield, a junior majoring in civil engineerin...

UA students help coordinate volunteers

Victor Luckerson

May 11, 2011

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As volunteers continue to pour into Tuscaloosa from around the nation, the Volunteer Reception Center, located at McAbee Center off Veteran Memorial Parkway, is attempting to provide more structure to the relief effort. A group of...

Southern schools show outpouring of support for Tuscaloosa

Amanda Sams

May 11, 2011

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An EF-4 tornado not only swept the city of Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama on April 27; it broke down the barriers built from intense football rivalry in the SEC. Wildcats, tigers, gamecocks, two types of bulldogs, gators, vo...

Tide Loads of Hope helps storm victims with laundry

Katherine Martin

May 10, 2011

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If you’re driving down McFarland Boulevard, you can’t miss the Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundromat and relief center parked in front of University Mall. The staff of eight workers and three managers has been working 12 hour s...

Project Blessings focuses on areas surrounding Tuscaloosa

Katherine Martin

May 10, 2011

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Project Blessings is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help local low-income and underprivileged homeowners repair their homes to achieve a better quality of living, according their Facebook page. By May 3, the or...

Renters with damaged homes must terminate leases by May 11

William Evans

May 9, 2011

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Losing a home in the path of a deadly tornado is difficult to overcome. Losing a court battle for neglecting to pay rent on a storm-damaged home can be just as troubling. Renters whose homes or rental apartments have become unin...

Twitter played key role in days following tornado

Will Tucker

May 8, 2011

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ABC 33/40 weatherman James Spann would have you know he’s no genius—he just had an idea that worked. Spann, a self-proclaimed social media geek, said he did indeed start the Twitter hashtag “WeAreAlabama.” “I remember ...

Plans to credential volunteers postponed indefinitely

Katherine Martin

May 7, 2011

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Mayor Walt Maddox has postponed the requirement for volunteers to be credentialed to work in recovery zones. The city announced the decision late Friday night, and Maddox explained his reasoning at today's press conference. “Wh...

UA relief fund applications now online

Victor Luckerson

May 6, 2011

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Students and faculty can now apply online for relief money from the University of Alabama Acts of Kindness Fund. The purpose of the fund is to "provide appropriate relief to eligible faculty, staff, and students of The Unive...

Department chairs check in with students

Will Tucker

May 3, 2011

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On Monday, the City of Tuscaloosa provided a missing persons list—the first of its kind from the city since the storm on April 27 tore through the area. “I don't think we can get this list all the way down to zero,” Mayor Wal...

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