Tornado Recovery Boosting Alabama's Economy

Tornado Recovery
Tornado Recovery

CULLMAN, Ala. -- The April tornadoes that decimated much of Alabama were tragic, but analysts think the aftermath might be the catalyst needed to finally kick-start its sluggish economy.

A study released this week found that cleanup and rebuilding in 2011 should pump around $2.6 billion into the state's economy, with the majority coming from insurance claims and federal assistance.