Homeowner Gary Limmroth sits and prays at the site Tuesday, April 27, 2012 where a University of Alabama student was found dead after a tornado swept through Tuscaloosa, Ala., a year ago. Limmroth owned the rental house where the student was visiting and he prays at the site daily for the 253 Alabamians that lost their lives. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
People across Alabama are remembering the horror of a deadly twister outbreak a year ago that left more than 250 people dead. Memorials have been held in the college town of Tuscaloosa and smaller communities still struggling to rebuild since April 27, 2011. Empty lots and debris still remain in many areas lain to waste after 62 tornadoes tore through the state.