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Huntsville, AL Tornado Rips Through County; Curfew Now In Effect (VIDEO)

Huntsville Al Tornado

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 04/28/11 01:40 PM ET Updated: 06/28/11 06:12 AM ET

Powerful tornadoes ripped across Northern Alabama Wednesday as part of one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in recent memory.

As of this morning, according to AL.com, the Huntsville, AL death toll was up to 8, with at least 82 injuries, 7 of which are critical. Wednesday saw another 50 people, many in critical condition, taken to the hospital following the 6 tornadoes that came through.

A "dusk 'til dawn," curfew has been put into effect as a result, according to AL.com.

At a press conference at 8:30 this morning, officials offered advice during the curfew. Largely they stressed the need to conserve fuel, not to flood the 911 number, and to limit hospital visits to the severely injured.

Water conservation is also of the utmost importance.

Below is a video of the Huntsville tornado forming, shot by a nearby resident.

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