Family hunts for memories of young storm victim

Family hunts for memories of young storm victim

Family hunts for memories of young storm victim

"I live up on the side of town probably closest to the area.so obviously it hits home". The 23 who died included a 6-year-old boy and a couple in their 80s. "I felt in that moment I was just at peace that we were getting ready to go", she said.

Stunned by the loss of 10 relatives and anxious about still more who are hospitalized with serious injuries, the cousins stood Tuesday amid the wreckage of a row of family homes in tiny Beauregard, near the Georgia state line.

"It really hasn't fully hit me yet".

Opelika, Ala., Fire Chief Byron Prather said teams will continue to search as long as necessary to make sure they haven't missed anyone.

Auburn is now working with local authorities to plan more ways to aid in relief efforts, according to athletic director Allen Greene and basketball coach Bruce Pearl - who said he lives near one of the hardest-hit areas.

Trump was touring rural Lee County in eastern Alabama, where 23 people were killed after Sunday's massive EF4 tornado that cut a path of destruction almost a mile wide with 170 miles per hour winds.

Alabama's governor walked a country road lined with shattered mobile homes Wednesday as the search for victims of a monstrous tornado ended and residents salvaged what they could from the rubble and planned funerals for the 23 dead. The full scale of the loss came into focus with the release of the names of the dead. Several people in Georgia were injured by twisters that also extended to Florida and SC, according to the National Weather Service.

Although official wind estimates for the tornado are unclear, F3 storms typically pack wind speeds between 158 and 206 miles per hour, the AP reported.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in 2017
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in 2017

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least 38 tornadoes touched down in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and SC as punishing storms crossed the region Sunday. According to Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, they are still searching for seven or eight missing people. "Susan and I grieve for the families who've lost loved ones, especially children." . "Hopefully we won't", Harris said.

Bernard Reese, a distant relative of the Jones cousins, picked through the remains of his aunt's house on Tuesday.

Authorities said they had identified all 23 whose remains had been found, including seven members of one family. He arrived in his truck after the twister passed and climbed over downed trees and power lines to get to the scene.

Reese's friend Dexter Norwood said he found three more bodies and the severed leg of a woman. "I ain't slept worth a crap", said Norwood, 46. The number of homes destroyed is still not fully known, said the sheriff. Norwood said he had to euthanize the animal after the storm because it suffered a serious leg injury.

He said he had been through numerous tornadoes over the years and had never heard one as loud.

Residents who've lost their homes can get shelter, food and medications, she said.

Kathy Pardrige wore a brace to keep her broken neck stabilized as she looked for anything salvageable in the ruins of her home.

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