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postheadericon 020 Rotary Club Radio – Tuscaloosa Rotary Club – Tornado’s Fury

Rotary Club Radio Episode 020

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On April 27, 2011, around 200 tornado’s blew across the southern portion of the United States. These storms raged across 6 states killing over 300 people.

Tuscaloosa, AL, home of 2 Rotary Clubs, had about 1/7 of their city destroyed by the EF5 tornado that ripped a 6 mile path of destruction through its streets.  The tornado is estimated to be have been up to 1 mile wide at times and had sustained winds of over 200 mph.

Note: According to The Chronicle:

  • About 350 people have been confirmed dead across the country as a result of tornado activity last week.
  • Authorities are still sifting through the rubble after an 80 mile (129km) long, 1.5 mile (2.4km) tornado tore through Tuscaloosa — the worst hit location.
  • About 5000 structures have been damaged and 13,000 people affected in a city with a population of 98,000.

With only about 24 minutes notice, the population of Tuscaloosa had little time to prepare for the tornado and once it was over, they were left with over 5,000 structures (homes, businesses, and buildings) destroyed, 41 deaths, with 60 people still missing.

According to today’s guest, the Tuscaloosa Red Cross and Salvation Army Headquarters were destroyed as well as the Boys and Girls club.

Here is the video of the Arial view of the damage!

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Opportunity to Give!

United Way of Western Alabama
c/o – Tornado Relief
PO Box 2291
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

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postheadericon 019 Rotary Club Radio – Paul Mooty – Polio Eradication

 

Rotary Club Radio Episode 019

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On April 27, 2011, over 160 tornado’s blew across the southern portion of the United States.  These storms raged across 6 states killing 290 people.

  • Alabama – 204 fatalities
  • Mississippi – 33 fatalities
  • Tennessee – 33 fatalities
  • Georgia – 14 fatalities
  • Virgina – 5 fatalities
  • Kentucky – 1 fatality

Alabama was the hardest hit with 204 fatalities, the tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa – Home of the the University of Alabama – was thought to be over 1 mile wide and over 200 mph.  Early estimates are that it was an EF5 tornado.

According to news sources, people were given about 24 minutes notice to prepare for the tornado’s, but the combination of the size of the twisters and the magnitude of power behind them, most structures were completely destroyed; nothing was left.

Rotary Club Radio has reached out to both of the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa, in hopes of hearing more about the recovery efforts and how our community might support them.

You can visit their websites to send them well wishes as well.

Here is a video from Tuscaloosa News

Here is another Video from ABC News

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019 Rotary Club Radio – Paul Mooty – Polio Eradication


Our special guest is Paul Mooty from the Edina, MN Rotary Club.  Paul wrote a case study on the success of Polio Eradication for the Center for Integrative Leadership – through the Carlson School of Management & Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. 

Paul details Rotary’s history with Polio and how Rotary became known for involvement in Polio Eradication.  Although many people know of Rotary’s involvement, they don’t all know the story behind it.  You may be surprised!

Links:

www.edinarotary.org

www.Rotary5960.org

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