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Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Fri May 15, 2015 11:27 AM CDT

As deadly tornados continue to roll across the plains in this month of May, I cannot forget my own home-state's historic trial with these devastating storms. Over the long hours of April 25-28, 2011, 358 tornados formed over 21 states, many in the South, causing $11 billion in damage and much, much worse, killing 321 people.

On April 27, 2011, my wife, daughter and I spent most of the day in the basement of our home as tornado sirens sang out a half-dozen times across the wooded mountains and hills of central Alabama. We had lost contact with our two ...

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