We live in Trussville, Alabama on the west side of I-59. On April 27, 2011 we saw the devastation in Tuscaloosa and hunkered down thinking we were directly in the path of this killer tornado. It formed North of us and devastated Shoal Creek and other communities. On January 23, 2012 our neighborhood of Pilgrim’s Rest took a direct hit. This article explains some things I have wondered about. I’m also a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and have grown up with tornadoes all of my life.