Blog with more pics here ... I was only planning on climbing the ridges on the near side of the tornado to get an overhead view - but I couldn't see anything so I ended up going on down to the areas that were hit hard in Chalkville just north of Trussville and southwest of Clay. http://toonecycling.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/chalkville-tornado-damage/
When I saw this on the news I was wondering how close you were to this. Glad you and your family are OK.