Recovering from the tornado devastation in Alabama

May 9, 2011

Government analysts recently said that there were 362 tornadoes nationwide during a week-long outbreak in late April, including a record-setting 312 in one 24-hour period. Between 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, and the same time Thursday, 340 people were killed in the storms. That makes April 27, 2011, the deadliest single day for tornadoes since the March 18, 1925, tornado outbreak that left 747 dead in seven states.

Many of those twisters hit Alabama, killing 236 people. Proofs editor Kevin Henry recently talked to Matt Schweikher, the Patterson Dental branch manager in Birmingham about what he has seen in his state and the devastation that many dental offices suffered.

“This is our Katrina,” Schweikher told Henry. “You’re just blown away by looking around and seeing the complete loss. It’s truly bigger than you can imagine.”

Click here to read more of the interview and see some exclusive photos of devastated dental offices in Cullman, Ala.