At least 14 dead in Alabama as tornadoes whip through Deep South

At least 14 dead in Alabama as tornadoes whip through Deep South

At least 14 dead in Alabama as tornadoes whip through Deep South

She said searches of damaged homes and structures had turned up no serious injuries or deaths there. "Most areas will see around 0.5-1" of rain by the end of the day, but higher amounts are possible in heavier storms. Some homes were also destroyed.

"We've still got people being pulled out of rubble", he told the Birmingham News newspaper. "We're going to be here all night".

Most of the damage was reported near Beauregard, and there were two confirmed fatalities in that area.

The threat of severe weather was expected to continue until late Sunday.

- At least 14 people died, a number of others were hurt, and widespread damage resulted from a powerful storm system that blew through Alabama and Georgia Sunday.

Photos on social media from a highway near Smiths Station, about 20 miles (32 km) east of Beauregard, showed a large bar called the Buck Wild Saloon with its roof torn off and missing most of a wall after the storm swept through.

In a tweet, Governor Kay Ivey announced the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and other agencies were working to provide assistance to those affected. Power appeared out to homes and businesses around the community in southeast Alabama.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has also extended the state of emergency she issued on February 23 to cover the entire state.

Lee County Schools will be closed Monday due to the storms.

Radar and video evidence showed what looked like a large tornado crossing the area near Beauregard shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday, said meteorologist Meredith Wyatt with the Birmingham, Alabama, office of the National Weather Service.

EMA officials said they are still assessing the damage and injuries in the Beauregard area and lots of first responders are on the scene.

In the Columbus area, more than 11,000 Georgia Power residents had no electricity about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

There will be a risk of strong to severe storms across all of southwest Alabama today, according to the National Weather Service in Mobile.

"Those without power who rely on electric heat need to find ways to stay warm".

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