The tornado of March 19, 2018, upended many lives but took none. The year since the storm has been one of recovery and reflection for many in Wellington, Angel, Jacksonville and Nances Creek. The stories below document the paths to rebuilding for the community, for Jacksonville State University, and for families and individuals.

If the survival of everyone touched by the March 19, 2018, tornado was a miracle, it still left questions as old as Job and the whirlwind. And it left questions that ought to be easier to answer. How much does Jacksonville owe to dumb luck? How much did the community do right? And were there lessons in earlier storms that helped us later?

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Survivors of the March 19, 2019, tornado spoke with five student journalists from The Star and the University of Alabama's Community Journalis…

Recovery from the March 19, 2018, tornado has been swift in some places, slow in others. The photo comparisons below compare scenes shot in th…

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