Parents mourn daughter lost in Alabama tornado

Alabama Tornado Kills At Least 22, More Still Missing

Alabama Tornado Kills At Least 22, More Still Missing

A volunteer from Church of Highlands uses a chainsaw to remove downed trees caused by a tornado March 5, 2019 in Smiths Station, Alabama.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey toured tornado damage in rural Lee County, where 23 people perished over the weekend. Dozens of people were hurt.

Choking back tears, Kidd said, "We could've lost all three of them and we know there are families that lost their entire family". "There are slabs where homes formerly stood, debris everywhere, trees snapped, whole forested areas where trees are snapped and lying on the ground".

Trump spoke with families affected by the tornado and got a briefing from local officials.

Rescue efforts were halted overnight because of the dangers associated with searching in the dark.

Forecasters say the tornado that slammed into Beauregard, Alabama, scraped the ground for one hour and 16 minutes as it tracked almost 69 miles (111 kilometres) across Alabama and Georgia.

Sheriff Jones described the damage as "catastrophic", saying one tornado cut a path of destruction quarter of a mile (0.4km) wide and several miles long.

Many roads in the worst-hit areas were left littered with debris and unpassable.

During Tuesday's briefing, an official with the National Weather Service said the deadliest tornado had travelled for about 113km and another nearby travelled for 47km. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected", Stephanie A. Bryan, tribal chair and CEO, said in a statement on social media. "And it's that old cliché that it sounds like a freight train coming, well that's what it sounded like".

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David McBride, owner of Buck Wild Saloon, talks on the phone in front of his bar after it was destroyed.

Fortunately for the residents of Florida, Georgia, and SC, the tornado didn't spill over into any of the three states.

All of the deaths reported so far have been in Lee County.

Authorities said they had identified all 23 whose remains had been found, including seven members of one family.

"It's sort of like making a cake - if the ingredients can all really come together we could certainly have multiple tornadoes across the broad region", said Andrew Pritchett, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Huntsville, Alabama. "I'm happy to report that the reports have been few, and we aim to keep it that way".

"Our hearts go out to those who lost their lives in the storms that hit Lee County today", Ivey said in a tweet.

Trump says "it's been a tragic situation but a lot of good work is being done".

Trump and his wife, Melania, held hands as they paused in front of each of the markers erected near a church serving as a makeshift disaster relief center for survivors of Sunday's twister.

Alabama coach Avery Johnson said Monday that both the Crimson Tide and Auburn are working to find a way to help victims of the storm through that game. Warm air flows north from the Gulf of Mexico at the same time as storm systems are propelled into the south and mid-west by a southward dip in the jet stream.

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