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New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation

Alabama was the worst-hit US state in last week's storms, with 250 people killed

New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
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)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
Pleasant Grove, Alabama after tornado. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
Alberta Elementary, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2010. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
Alberta Elementary, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, after tornado. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
Section of Jefferson County, Alabama in 2010. \n(© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
Section of Jefferson County, Alabama after tornado. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
Charleston Square Apartments, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2010. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
Charleston Square Apartments, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, after tornado. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
University Place Elementary, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 2010. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
University Place Elementary, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, after tornado. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
Wide view of part of Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2010. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
Wide view of part of Tuscaloosa, Alabama after tornado. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
Section of Jefferson County, Alabama in 2010, with town labels. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
Section of Jefferson County, Alabama after tornado, with town labels. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)
New Google images reveal extent of US tornado devastation
2010 and after tornado. Top: Charleston Square Apartments, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Bottom: Portion of Jefferson County, Alabama. (© 2011 Google, GeoEye)