On an average 24-hour shift, we might see eight trauma patients; On April 27, 2011, we saw 44 in less than two hours. At 5pm, our ER physician called to see if we were aware of the tornado in Tuscaloosa and asked me to find a television. Before I hung up, she said she was on her way and that we needed to get ready. As our approached, we handed off some of the responsibility to the , but most of us stayed to take care of the of patients—even though we couldn't wait to get home and check on our own loved ones. arrived with patients on their cots, plus that patient's whole family in the truck. They were picked up from where their house used to be.

Source: Wrath of April – Remembering the April 27th Tornadoes (Youtube).

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