Deadliest in 6 Years Tornadoes Kill At Least 23 in Alabama, US – Death Toll Could Rise As Many People Remain Missing (Pictures)

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The series of devastating tornadoes ripped through Alabama on Sunday, killing at least 23 people on the USA’s deadliest day for tornadoes in almost 6 years.

Keep on reading Nexter.org to know more.

Devastating tornadoes 

Several tornadoes hit the Southeast Sunday afternoon, killing at least 23 people including children in one Alabama county.

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The death count could rise, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told local station WSFA as people are still reported missing. Emergency management officials said crews are searching through debris in the county, about 60 miles east of Montgomery, where at least one tornado destroyed multiple homes.

The most devastating tornado struck the area around Beauregard, carving a path at least half a mile (0.8km) wide.

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Sheriff Jones said some homes had been reduced to slabs.

 

All of the deaths so far have been in Lee County. Authorities say they are still working to identify the victims and the injured.

One of the dead in Beauregard was an eight-year-old, family members said.

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Source: Twitter

 

Alabama meteorologist Eric Snitil tweeted that there were more deaths in Lee County in one day due to a tornado than in the entirety of the US in 2018.

 

Tornado warnings were also issued for Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. Footage showed smashed buildings and snapped trees in Talbotton, about 80 miles south of Atlanta.

Tornadoes were also reported in Walton County and Cairo in northern Florida.

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Cold is forecast for the region after the tornadoes, with temperatures predicted to drop to near freezing.


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Deadliest in 6 Years Tornadoes Kill At Least 23 in Alabama, US - Death Toll Could Rise As Many People Remain Missing (Pictures)
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