Tuscaloosa museum collecting April 27 tornado stories

Tuscaloosa museum collecting April 27 tornado stories

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First responders carry out an injured child on a door in Rosedale Court. Source: WBRC video First responders carry out an injured child on a door in Rosedale Court. Source: WBRC video
The transportation museum is asking people to nominate someone with a compelling or miraculous storm story from April 27. Source: WBRC video The transportation museum is asking people to nominate someone with a compelling or miraculous storm story from April 27. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Do you remember what you were doing that day the April 27th tornados hit?

The tornado and its aftermath brought out the best in many folks. Whether you witnessed an extreme act of bravery or maybe an act of kindness, Tuscaloosa's transportation museum wants to hear from you.

The museum is now collecting personal storm stories in order to develop an oral history of that devastating day from the perspective of first responders and volunteers. It's also building an archive of local residents affected by the storm.

The museum is asking the public to nominate someone with a miraculous or compelling story that stands out.

So far, fewer than a dozen people have come forward to share their story. Here's why they want to put your story on display for the entire community:

"Two years out, the city is on a path to recovery and so we want to hear how the storm has affected you and how you have rebuilt your lives since then," Shaina Strom with the Tuscaloosa Transportation Museum said.

You can call the Tuscaloosa Transportation Museum if you'd like to nominate someone to share their storm story. Stories that have been collected go on audio display in April.

Find out more about the museum at www.mwwtm.com.

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