23 People Killed In Deadly Alabama Tornado Outbreak

Many residents are still missing.

Tornado Alley
(Marko Korosec/Solent News/REX/Shutterstock)
Solent News/REX/Shutterstock

A tornado outbreak hit the South on Sunday killing at least 23 people in Alabama, leaving more than 10,000 businesses and homes, across several states, without electricity as of 8am on Monday morning.

Debris from the deadly twisters was strung across Georgia, Alabama, and parts of the Florida Panhandle, The Weather Channel reports.

Conditions along the tornado’s devastating pathway are expected to worsen as temps will plummet below freezing as folks without power struggle to keep warm. The funnel, which killed 23 people, injured more than 50 people yesterday evening.

Sheriff Jay Jones says kids were included in 23 known deaths due to the tornado: “It’s extremely upsetting to me to see these people hurting like this and the families who have lost loved ones,” Jones said. “This is a very tight-knit community. These people are tough. They’re resilient people, and it’s knocked them down. But they’ll be back.”

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris says they’ve still “got people being pulled out rubble,” and that workers were going to there “all night.” A makeshift morgue has been erected on site with medical examiners from out of town coming in to assist in identifying victims.

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