Monday marks 15-year anniversary of tornado outbreak

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1365459077&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4009803&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1365459077 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama has seen its fair share of severe weather in the month of April over the last 15 to 20 years.

Fifteen years ago on Monday, another massive tornado outbreak ripped through four states, including Alabama.

On April 8, 1998 an EF-5 tornado touched down and cut a 30-mile long and a half-mile wide path from Tuscaloosa County to Jefferson County.

The twister killed 34 people and slammed six states.

The storm is still the second-deadliest storm in Alabama.

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