East Alabama Ravaged By Terrible Tornado

A damaged vehicle is seen after two back-to-back tornadoes touched down in Beauregard Alabama U.S

A damaged vehicle is seen after two back-to-back tornadoes touched down in Beauregard Alabama U.S

In a telegram to Archbishop Rodi, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said March 3 that Pope Francis was "deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life and the injuries caused by the tornado" and expressed his "heartfelt solidarity with all affected by this natural disaster".

Ivey is scheduled to inspect the tornado damage today, with Trump slated to visit on Friday.

The tornado that hit Sunday was the nation's deadliest in almost six years.

"It's devastating when you think about it", Reese said.

"She was a very sweet, loving child, innocent as she could be", Ashley said.

That made conditions especially harrowing for first responders, who were already on their way into the region in the wake of the first storm while the second was already bearing down on the region. "He saw her first, the best friend, comforted her". The enormous twister apparently churned for about 70 miles (110 kilometers), crossing the state line and ending in neighboring Georgia, the National Weather Service said. Residents have been told they can start pushing debris on their properties out to the edge of roadways for eventual pickup.

Reports from the agency's survey teams say storm systems crossing the region Sunday spun off tornadoes in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and SC. He said it's possible the death toll could continue to rise, but authorities paused search efforts overnight because conditions are too risky in the dark due to massive amounts of debris. "I'm still trying to process it", said Cordarrly Jones, 29.

"Troopers have a strong sense of camaraderie and will surround the Burroughs family at this time and offer support both short and long term", said Corporal Jess Thornton.

Volunteers reporting to help in Lee County were being given protective gear before fanning out to help clear storm debris from roads while survivors combed through the remains of shattered homes for any family photos, clothing and other belongings they could salvage.

"I've never seen anything like that", Trump said.

Four remained hospitalized Thursday in ICUs in Columbus, Birmingham and Opelika.

"Lee County, Alabama has absolutely banded together".

Then on Tuesday night, they got an unexpected surprise. "I wanted to come the day it happened but they said wait".

The tornadoes, stirred up by a late-winter "supercell" thunderstorm, toppled mobile homes and uprooted massive trees on Sunday with 170 mile-per-hour (274 km-per hour) winds.

"My heart breaks for all the folks across the area impacted by this deadly storm", Rogers said.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended the state of emergency that had been issued last month because of tornadoes and severe weather and made a request for a federal major disaster declaration. It barrelled through the rural community of Beauregard, destroying homes as it went.

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