April 27th: 3 years later in Cordova

CORDOVA, Ala. (WIAT) — Severe weather persisted all day long on April 27th, 2011. Tornadoes hit one Walker County town twice that day. The second tornado was one of the many large, long-track, violent tornadoes that spared no mercy on Cordova.

The town was still in ruins in 2013. The community has been hit by economic hardship, two tornadoes and a fire in just the last few years. It seemed like nothing was going right for Cordova. Now there are signs of improvement, including a construction project that will bring a grocery store into town by October. That means jobs, and hopefully, a launching pad for Cordova to blast off into a more positive era.

Also on the way for the community are a brand new city hall, police station, and 40 apartments. The city is also installing two community storms shelters. Not only are the people of Cordova working to get back on their feet from the storm, they will now more prepared than ever before for when the next one strikes.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-CBS42

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