There may not be a nastier rivalry in all of college sports than between the University of Alabama and Auburn University. The two sides love to hate each other, yet when tragedy strikes, as it did in April, an entire state becomes one and chants of “Roll Tide” or “War Eagles” are put aside—at least until the fall—so all Alabamans can help one another.

April 27 was the day a tornado roared through the northern part of Alabama, claiming 243 lives and causing over $2 billion in insured loss. The daytime storm allowed television cameras to capture the storm’s fury for the entire state to view.

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