I visited with friends in the Jefferson County town of Pleasant Grove on Saturday, one of the places hit so hard by the Alabama tornadoes of April 27th.
Among the hundreds who died in the state that day, ten people died there, nine women and a man, but after seeing the three-months later ruins it is hard to believe there weren't more people killed there. Block after block is now empty. Only by looking closely for portions of foundations or the outline of landscaping can you even tell there were even home there.
My friends' home is one the way to returning to "normal", though you can tell nothing will be the same again.