Multiple tornadoes hit Alabama and Georgia, the Florida Panhandle and into parts of South Carolina in the South on Sunday producing damage. At least 23 people were killed in Lee County, Alabama. Rescuers were in the area all the night. The sheriff said some of the victims were children. More than 42,000 homes and businesses lost electricity in Georgia and Alabama. Dozens of structures were damaged or destroyed in the area hit by tornadoes. Some residents were trapped in their homes. Several people were injured.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she would extend the current state of emergency to provide state resources for areas damaged by the storms.Tornadoes warning were issued in Georgia for northern Muscogee County and southern Harris County, Smiths Station, Bleecker, Monterey Heights and Bartletts Ferry Dam. Lee County schools are canceled Monday. Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said trees were down and some houses were damaged. According to the National Weather Service, an airport in Eufaula, Alabama, along the Alabama-Georgia border was destroyed, along with a fire station. A radar-confirmed tornado spread debris across Interstate 10 in Walton County, Florida. President Donald Trump tweeted “to the great people of Alabama and surrounding areas: Please be careful and safe.” He also said “to the families of the victims, and to the injured: God bless you all!”