Trump to Visit Survivors of Deadly Alabama Tornadoes

Trump to Visit Survivors of Deadly Alabama Tornadoes

Trump to Visit Survivors of Deadly Alabama Tornadoes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program will provide assistance to residents of Lee County, Alabama.

Four other patients remain hospitalized at East Alabama Medical Center, according to hospital spokesman John Atkinson.

"He's pretty banged up, but he's going to make it and his family is doing well", he said of Burroughs. Church chaplain Ike Mathews walked down a road lined with broken trees and pieces of homes as he went to check on members of his congregation and emergency workers.

An Alabama coroner said at least three of the victims of the more than a dozen tornadoes to hit the state are children-two of whom have now been identified.

"The situation will now move, as it should, to a recovery", he said. Now those properties are destroyed.

The tornado, which touched down around 2:20 p.m. local time, was the deadliest in the U.S.in almost six years, National Weather Service officials said.

The search for victims in and around the devastated rural community of Beauregard continued, with crews using heavy equipment to lift large chunks of debris.

"He prays that Almighty God may grant eternal rest to the dead, especially the children, and healing and consolation to the injured and those who grieve", the text says. Most of the state will be under a signficant risk of severe weather Saturday night, National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Laws said Wednesday. Southeast of Auburn is the small, unincorporated town of Beauregard, which was home to a ravaging tornado that claimed that lives of at least 23 people.

The weather service found evidence that two tornadoes struck the area.

The number of confirmed tornadoes could increase. "It looks nearly as if someone took a giant knife and just scraped the ground", Sheriff Jones said, describing what he called "catastrophic" damages from the storm.

There had been fears that the toll might rise by as many as seven or eight people - but in a midday briefing, Jones said, "I'm very pleased to announce. we are now confident we have accounted for all of the individuals".

The punishing winds tore the family's home apart, Crisp said, and pulled both boys from their father's arms. The coroner said Monday that he would soon begin releasing bodies to funeral homes.

Taylor Thornton was one of at least 23 people killed in Lee County, Ala. after at least one twister with estimated 170 miles per hour winds injured dozens of people, destroyed homes, tore down trees and utility poles and separated several families, authorities said.

The most powerful was an EF4 tornado blamed for killing 23 people in Beauregard, Alabama, as it traveled roughly 70 miles (112 kilometers) on a path that also left a trail of destruction in western Georgia.

Forecasters said in the report that the tornado was strong enough to bend the frame of a vehicle around what remained of a large tree. 280 near Smiths Station, where the two confirmed tornadoes are known to have caused damage.

That distance approaches the 81-mile track of a twister that killed more than 60 people and demolished much of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in a "super outbreak" of several long-lasting tornadoes across the South on April 27, 2011.

These latest tornadoes appear to have caused the highest death toll since 35 people were killed in Arkansas and MS in April 2014. They managed to salvage the couple's safe, her husband's motorcycle boots and her embossed Bible. "Today is Tuesday and we are focused on Tuesday's problems and taking this one step at a time", she said.

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