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Seven members of one family killed in deadly Alabama tornadoes

09 March, 2019, 02:48 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Alabama Tornado Kills At Least 22, More Still Missing

When the tornado struck, A.J.'s father "grabbed the boys and was holding them", Kidd said.

The boy's grandfather, Bobby Kidd, sifted through wreckage Thursday. They will pay for the 23 casualties' funeral expenses, he said.

President Donald Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in Lee County, where a tornado swept through and killed at least 23 people.

Trump flew to the state Friday to survey the damage.

Ivey said she was surprised there weren't more deaths from the Sunday twister.

23 people were killed in Lee County alone and many more lost their homes and businesses.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said authorities are on the lookout for looters, but few have been reported.

"Just keep those families in your prayers", Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said, two days after the disaster.

- Officials have released the names of the victims killed in the devastating tornado that ripped through Beauregard, Alabama on Sunday.

The twisters were part of a powerful storm system that slashed its way across the Deep South, spawning numerous tornado warnings in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Northern Louisiana, southern Missouri and western and central parts of Kentucky and Tennessee are also under the threat of severe storms.

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The storms will be fast-moving, racing to the northeast at 50 to 60 miles per hour (80 to 97 kph), said Bill Bunting, chief of forecast operations at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. "We're basically using everything we can get our hands on", the sheriff said.

During the trip, the president and first lady stopped by a row of crosses outside the Providence Baptist Church in Opelika that had been set up in honor of the 23 people who were killed in the storm.

Trump and his wife Melania Trump took a helicopter tour of the area before going to the homes of some victims in the tiny and especially hard-hit community of Beauregard, near the border with Georgia. The two were engaged to be married. Trump hugged the family.

Dozens of people were injured and about 100 houses were destroyed by 170 mile-per-hour (264 km-per-hour) winds, officials said.

The Rev. Billy McClendon, who will officiate at Pence's memorial service, says he worked with Pence at the Eufaula Parks and Recreation Department.

It was one of at least 38 tornadoes confirmed to have lashed the Southeast in a deadly weekend outbreak.

Despite the forecasts and warnings, nearly two dozen people died in an EF-4 tornado that hit Beauregard, Ala., according to the National Weather Service.

The tornado that hit Lee County this past Sunday is the deadliest tornado to hit the United States since 2013.

With wind speeds estimated at 170mph and a path of destruction now estimated to be almost a mile (1.6km) wide, residents have also begun recounting their efforts to survive a twister they described as hitting the community with little warning. It traveled a remarkable 70 miles or so through Alabama and Georgia, where it caused more damage.

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