When we first arrived into Tuscaloosa, we went to the first place we saw tornado damage and looked around. The first place we looked was an area in South West Tuscaloosa that was pretty much demolished. For a reminder, here are some of those pictures….
I kept up with this area because I wanted to really take inventory of how much was getting cleaned up and what was the process of clean up. In neighborhoods like this, it was what they were calling a “clean sweep” where they just tore it down and then would decide what to do with the area afterward. Here are pictures showing the same views, but three weeks after we arrived. Take notice that the Teddy Bear is still in the exact same spot.