22 Dead As Tornadoes Hit Alabama
22 people have died after multiple tornadoes hit Alabama county on Sunday night.
“We are at 22 right now. Unfortunately, I feel like that number may rise yet again,” Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said of the death toll.
He added that children were among the dead, some people were still believed missing and that a search and rescue operation was currently underway.
“We’ve still got people being pulled out of rubble,” he added. “We’re going to be here all night.”
CNN reports that many have been left without power and hundreds of homes and businesses have been completely destroyed.
“Our hearts go out to those who lost their lives in the storms that hit Lee County today. Praying for their families & everyone whose homes or businesses were affected,” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted.
As of now, officials fear that further tornadoes may hit.
Donald Trump also tweeted on Sunday night asking the people in the affected areas to “be careful and safe” since “more could be coming.”
“To the families and friends of the victims, and to the injured, God bless you all,” he wrote.