Tuscaloosa rebuilds – Construction sites, like this one at the future home of Full Moon Bar-B-Que, are commonplace in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which is rebuilding after last year's devastating tornado.
Tuscaloosa rebuilds – These workers are rebuilding a home in Tuscaloosa's Forest Lake neighborhood, which was hard hit by the April 27, 2011, twister. This home belongs to Gary Limmroth, who is having a concrete safe room constructed inside.
Tuscaloosa rebuilds – This is how Tuscaloosa's Forest Lake neighborhood looked two days after the tornado, which destroyed or damaged an estimated 12% of the city.
Tuscaloosa rebuilds – This Google Earth image, taken in 2010, shows how part of Tuscaloosa looked before the tornado. The large parking lot belongs to the Central Church of Christ at Hargrove Road and Third Street.
Tuscaloosa rebuilds – And this photo, taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Geodetic Survey just days after the tornado, shows the damage to the same neighborhood.
Tuscaloosa rebuilds – Tuscaloosa's recovery is more about rebuilding what was destroyed, Mayor Walt Maddox said. "It's about restoring lives," he told CNN. "It's about building back in such a way that people are going to have confidence that we're going to have a better tomorrow."