Trump Urges Alabamans To Stay Safe Amid Severe Weather
(Washington, DC) -- President Trump is sending his thoughts to the people of Alabama after deadly tornadoes hit the state. On Twitter yesterday, the President urged people in Alabama to "please be careful and safe." He said the storms that left over a dozen dead Sunday were "truly violent" and warned that more severe weather could be on the way. He also asked God to bless the friends and families of the victims.
Tornadoes Kill At Least 23 In Alabama
(Lee County, AL) -- Nearly two-dozen people are dead after tornadoes ripped through eastern Alabama on Sunday and authorities warn the number could go higher. Kay Thornton's niece was one of the victims.
At least 23 people were killed in Lee County, Alabama, about an hour and-a-half east of Montgomery. Emergency teams are heading out this morning, searching for injured and missing people. The Lee County Sheriff says the damage looks like "someone had taken a blade and just scraped the ground." He says a path of destruction about a half-mile wide stretched several miles. The National Weather Service says at least a dozen tornadoes touched down in Alabama and Georgia yesterday afternoon.
NWS: At Least A Dozen Tornadoes Touched Down
The National Weather Service believes at least a dozen tornadoes touched down in Georgia and Alabama yesterday. The storms are responsible for at least 23 deaths in Lee County, Alabama, which is just across the state line from Columbus. A Red Cross shelter opened in Talbot County last night after at least 15 homes were destroyed. President Trump told people in Alabama and surrounding areas to be careful and safe on Twitter last night.