Tornado Outbreak Hits South, Killing during Least 23 in Alabama; Many Still Missing

Tornado Outbreak in Southeast Kills during Least 23

The hunt resumed Monday for victims of a infamous whirly conflict that ripped opposite a South on Sunday murdering during slightest 23 people in Alabama.

“I’m still thanking God I’m among a living,” pronounced John Jones, who has lived many of his life in Beauregard, a southern Alabama village that was scorched by a tornado.

The aroused storms left waste strewn opposite southern Alabama and Georgia, a Florida Panhandle and into tools of South Carolina. More than 10,000 homes and businesses still had no electricity as of 8 a.m. Monday, according to That had forsaken to reduction than 3,000 by 11:30 a.m.

“Much colder atmosphere is pulling into a South from a Midwest, and that will make conditions even worse for those yet energy into midweek,” meteorologist Christopher Dolce said. Parts of Alabama and Georgia will see low temperatures in a 20s and low 30s any morning Tuesday by Thursday.”

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The Lee County Sheriff’s Office told internal media that no fewer than 23 people were killed and some-more than 50 people were harm when a whirly roared by Beauregard, a village of about 10,000 people some 60 miles easterly of Montgomery, shortly after 2 p.m. CST.

A depressed dungeon building lies opposite U.S. Route 280 highway in Lee County, Alabama, in a Smiths Station village after a whirly struck in a area Sunday, Mar 3, 2019. (Mike Haskey/Ledger-Enquirer around AP)lt;img class=”styles__noscript__2rw2y” src=”” srcset=” 400w, 800w” gt;

Sheriff Jay Jones pronounced during a news discussion Monday morning that a series of blank people was in double digits. He added, however, that some of those competence be people who left a area and haven’t contacted family members.

“It’s intensely upsetting to me to see these people spiteful like this and a families who have mislaid desired ones,” Jones said. “This is a really tight-knit community. These people are tough. They’re volatile people, and it’s knocked them down. But they’ll be back.”

“It hurts my heart to see this,” he said.

Jones pronounced a extinction is shocking.

“It looks roughly as if someone took a hulk blade and only scraped a ground,” he said. “There are slabs where homes before stood, waste everywhere, trees snapped, whole forested areas where trees are snapped and fibbing on a ground.”

Kathy Carson, Lee County’s EMA executive said, “This is a misfortune healthy disaster that has ever occurred in Lee County.”

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The East Alabama Medical Center in circuitously Opelika, where many of a harmed were taken, canceled elective surgeries so it could concentration on a harmed people, Dave Malkoff of The Weather Channel reported.

The National Weather Service pronounced Monday that dual tornadoes strike southern Lee County. The repairs from one of them indicated it was an EF4 whirly with winds of 170 mph.

Sunday was a deadliest day for tornadoes in a United States given May 20, 2013.

A temporary morgue was set adult in a parking lot and medical examiners from other locations were entrance to support in identifying a victims.

Lee County coroner Bill Harris pronounced three children are among a dead: a 6-year-old, a 9-year-old who died during a sanatorium and a 10-year-old, a New York Times reported.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey pronounced she would extend a stream state of puncture to yield state resources for areas shop-worn by a storms.

“Our hearts go out to those who mislaid their lives in a storms that strike Lee County today,” Ivey pronounced in a tweet. “Praying for their families everybody whose homes or businesses were affected.”

President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday, “FEMA has been told directly by me to give a A Plus diagnosis to a Great State of Alabama and a smashing people who have been so scorched by a Tornadoes.” He combined that Gov. Ivey is operative closely with FEMA.

A car is held underneath downed trees along Lee Road 11 in Beauregard, Alabama, Sunday, Mar 3, 2019, after a absolute charge complement upheld by a area. (Kara Coleman Fields/Opelika-Auburn News around AP)lt;img class=”styles__noscript__2rw2y” src=”” srcset=” 400w, 800w” gt;

About 3:20 p.m. CST, a NWS released a whirly puncture after a vast and mortal whirly was reliable circuitously Smiths Station, also in Lee County.

Smiths Station Mayor Bubba Copeland told The Weather Channel that during slightest 12 houses were flattened.

“We have a lot of mobile homes incited upside down,” Copeland said.

No deaths or critical injuries were reported in Smiths Station.

Copeland pronounced Lee County schools are canceled Monday since “several outrageous holes are on tip of a (elementary) school.” Schools will also be sealed again on Tuesday.

The charge also shop-worn a Buck Wild Saloon, shop-worn a gas hire and defeated a dungeon phone building opposite U.S. 280.

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Jonathan Clardy told a Associated Press he and his family hunkered down in their Beauregard trailer as a whirly ripped a roof off.

“All we could do is only reason on for life and pray. It’s a blessing from God that me and my young’uns are alive.”

Julie Morrison and her father sought preserve in their bathtub as a charge carried a residence and tossed into circuitously woods, AP reported.

“We knew we were drifting since it picked a residence up,” Morrison said. She credited their presence on a shower’s fiberglass enclosing and combined that her son-in-law after dug them out.

The Lee County charge warnings were dual of several whirly warnings released for Alabama and Georgia on Sunday afternoon.

Reports pronounced mixed homes were shop-worn in Dupree, Alabama, south of Dothan. Other reports pronounced a airfield and a glow hire were shop-worn in Eufaula, Alabama.


Some 30 miles north of Tallahassee, a city of Cairo and a 9,500 residents suffered a approach strike from a tornado. Shortly after, authorities reported widespread repairs in a town, yet no injuries or deaths were reported.

Damage is seen to a structure in Cairo, Georgia, on Sunday, Mar 3, 2019. (Twitter/Eli Pyrz)lt;img class=”styles__noscript__2rw2y” src=”” srcset=” 400w, 800w” gt;

Speaking with Cairo Mayor Booker Gainor, Tallahassee Democrat contributor Jeffrey Burlew tweeted that dozens of structures were shop-worn or destroyed and some residents were trapped in their homes after a charge struck a city Sunday night.

It’s flattering bad,” Gainor told a Democrat. “We have a lot of trees down, waste and energy lines. We have trees totally by houses. You would consider a whirly came after this, a approach it looks.”

The National Weather Service on Monday reliable that a whirly struck a town. A 102-mph breeze breeze was available on a tornado’s path, a NWS said.

Grady County EMA Director Richard Phillips told WCTV it seemed 500 to 1000 homes and businesses were influenced by a tornado.

Several towns in Georgia reported repairs progressing Sunday from several tornadoes that were reliable on radar by a NWS.

In a city of Talbotton, located some 35 miles northeast of Columbus, several people were harmed when a deleterious charge rolled by a area, Talbot County Emergency Management Agency executive Leigh Ann Erenheim told a Associated Press.

“The final check we had was between 6 and 8 injuries,” Erenheim pronounced in a phone talk with a AP. “From what we know it was teenager injuries, yet one associate did contend his leg competence be broken.”

The NWS pronounced a Talbotton whirly has been given a rough rating of high-end EF2.

Social media was also pity reports of repairs in Perry, Georgia.

Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese pronounced trees were down and some houses were damaged, a Macon Telegraph reported.

While following a storm, Peach County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shane Brooks told a Macon Telegraph he was scarcely strike directly by a whirly as he gathering down Duke Road in Byron.

“It was relocating so quick we didn’t have time do anything yet only lay there and reason on,” he told a Telegraph. “It was not something we would wish to knowledge again.”

Crawford County Fire Chief Randall Pate pronounced a whirly shop-worn 4 homes. Pate also reported one injury: a lady whose ankle was shop-worn when her home was damaged.

Following a storms, Gov. Brian Kemp announced a state of puncture for Talbot, Grady and Harris counties.


The NWS reliable that an EF2 whirly struck a area of Baum in Leon County on Sunday.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office in Florida pronounced 5 homes in a Baum village were shop-worn by a whirly on Sunday, Mar 3, 2019. (Leon County Sheriff's Office)lt;img class=”styles__noscript__2rw2y” src=”” srcset=” 400w, 800w” gt;

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office pronounced in a Facebook post that during slightest 10 homes in a village have estimable damage, and 5 of those were totally destroyed. At slightest dual people were taken to a hospital.

The NWS also reliable an EF1 whirly overwhelmed down in a Jackson County city of Alford, about 70 miles northwest of Tallahassee.

Jackson County Emergency Management Director Rodney Andreasen told WCTV the whirly shop-worn 3 homes, including ripping a side off one of a houses.

An electrical substation and 6 homes were shop-worn in a city of Quincy in Gadsden County, a Tallahassee Democrat reported.

The charge also caused a tree to pile-up into a home in Gadsden County where a family of 4 was. Two bedrooms were shop-worn yet no one was injured, WCTV reported.

A radar-confirmed whirly widespread waste opposite Interstate 10 in Walton County, a AP reported. The eastward lanes of a widespread had to be sealed for cleanup.

South Carolina

Storms caused countless reports of repairs in and around Columbia Sunday night. The NWS pronounced Monday that repairs surveys indicated 3 tornadoes struck a Midlands area of a state.

The charge caused repairs to a church in Lexington, South Carolina, and ripped a roof off a home and blew recreational vehicles onto their sides circuitously Lexington. The repairs was unchanging with a tornado, a NWS said.

The front of a Red Bank Baptist Church in Lexington was shop-worn by a storm.

Around 150 adults and children were during a church for Sunday night services when a charge hit, a State reports. Children sang “Jesus Loves Me” as they huddled with adults in a prolonged hallway.

The Columbia Police Department tweeted a print of a tree that had depressed on a residence north of downtown. Trees also fell on cars downtown, a State reported.

The NWS reliable that an EF1 whirly struck north of downtown. It also pronounced

In Edgefield County, seven people were harmed when a charge strike a gas hire in Merriwether, north of Augusta, Georgia, WRDW reported. The NWS pronounced a repairs here was also unchanging with a tornado.

Trees were knocked down in North Augusta, South Carolina, and Aiken, South Carolina.

Brittney Downs looks by a waste of a family member's shop-worn home a day after a lethal whirly scorched a area, in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, Mar 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)lt;img class=”styles__noscript__2rw2y” src=”” srcset=” 400w, 800w” gt;

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