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UA Student create website to remember deadly Tuscaloosa tornado

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WSFA) -

Sunday marks three years since a tornado swept across parts of northwest Alabama, and caused major damage to Tuscaloosa.

At the University of Alabama, this year's class of seniors is the last undergraduate class who were at the university when the tornado hit. So as a remembrance of that day for incoming students who do not know much about what happened, a group of journalism students have created a website. The website is fully interactive and has video, audio, mapping and personal stories of what happened on April 27, 2011.

"Incoming students, they see some of the damage and they see the reconstruction, but they don't remember how it was originally," said Alex Rice, a University of Alabama student.

"We want the students who are coming up to also know what happened, and know what such a big impact happened on the students and the city," said Casey Voyles, a University of Alabama student.

The website went live on Sunday, on the three year anniversary of the deadly tornado.

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