The search resumes Monday for victims of a vicious tornado outbreak that ripped across the South on Sunday killing at least 23 people in Alabama.
The violent storms left debris strewn across southern Alabama and Georgia, the Florida Panhandle and into parts of South Carolina.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office told local media that no fewer than 23 people were killed when the tornado roared through the community of Beauregard in southern Alabama county shortly after 2 p.m. CST.
The sheriff later said some of the victims were children, and two people were in intensive care. WRBL said at least 40 people were injured in the storm.
The National Weather Service said the twister was at least EF3 in strength and was a half-mile wide or more.
Sunday was the deadliest day for tornadoes in the United States since May 20, 2013.
“We’ve still got people being pulled out of rubble,” Lee County Coroner Bill Harris told AL.com. “We’re going to be here all night.”
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