Pope prays for Alabama tornado victims as Trump prepares to visit

Pope prays for Alabama tornado victims as Trump prepares to visit

The tornado demolished their home and swept both boys from their father's arms.

The boy's grandfather, Bobby Kidd, sifted through wreckage Thursday.

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

Rescue workers are continuing to search parts of rural eastern Alabama despite declining hopes of finding any more survivors after six tornadoes ripped across the state killing 23 people, including three children, and leaving hundreds homeless.

President Trump said he plans to visit Alabama on Friday.

"I pray to God that they find her", Sanford said as picked through remains of her home, which tumbled in the wind and is now scattered across neighbors' land.

23 people were killed in Lee County alone and many more lost their homes and businesses.

According to the National Weather Service, either one or two tornadoes ravaged the region of Lee County on Sunday, March 3, 2019, all but missing the city of Auburn.

Funerals were scheduled to begin Thursday. "Hopefully we won't", Coroner Bill Harris said.

Meteorologist Chris Darden in Alabama travelled to the scene and confirmed at least F3 damage in extreme southern areas of Lee County, according to a special weather statement issued Sunday evening.

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The tornado was part of a powerful storm system affecting parts of Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

Bunting says this weekend's storms will be fast-moving, racing to the northeast at 50 to 60 miles per hour (80 to 97 kph). "It could have taken all of us the way it was moving", said Tate, who was inside his home with his wife when the structure was destroyed.

Senator Doug Jones, D-Alabama, and Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones were among the first to greet the president and first lady after exiting the helicopter.

One resident of Beauregard who survived the tornado, Julie Morrison, claimed that she sought shelter in one of her home's bathrooms as the tornado lifted it clear off of the ground. The two were engaged to be married.

A relative of Woodall posted on Facebook that family members walked through the woods looking for the couple after the tornado struck.

The Rev. Billy McClendon, who will officiate at Pence's memorial service, says he worked with Pence at the Eufaula Parks and Recreation Department.

The number of tornadoes confirmed to have touched down in a deadly weekend outbreak across the Southeast has risen to at least 36.

Government teams surveying storm damage confirmed Tuesday that at least 18 tornadoes struck on Sunday in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and SC alone.

Officials say a powerful EF4 tornado, cutting a path of destruction almost a mile wide, caused the devastation Sunday in rural Beauregard, Alabama. It crossed the Chattahoochee River into western Georgia and inflicted more damage along a path stretching roughly 70 miles (112 kilometers). Several people in Georgia were also injured by twisters that also extended to Florida and SC, according to the National Weather Service.

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