Devastating Alabama Tornado

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Devastating Alabama Tornado

Danny Allen recovers a family photo while sifting through the debris of a friend's home destroyed by a tornado in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Danny Allen recovers a family photo while sifting through the debris of a friend's home destroyed by a tornado in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Danny Allen recovers a family photo while sifting through the debris of a friend's home destroyed by a tornado in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Danny Allen recovers a family photo while sifting through the debris of a friend's home destroyed by a tornado in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


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Tornado victim recovers family photo while sifting through the debris in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, March 4, 2019. Photo by David Goldman(adn.com)

On Sunday, March 3rd, a tornado ripped through Lee County, Alabama, leaving dozens injured and killing 23 people. It had been six years since the United States has had such a deadly tornado, and this tornado caused the first tornado-related deaths in Alabama since 2016 (al.com).

 

Governor Kay Ivey announced a statewide emergency. Governor Ivey stated Monday, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was sending help to focus on those who have not been accounted for. Heat seeking drones are being used to seek out people who may be stuck beneath rumble from damaged or destroyed buildings. (nbcnews.com).

Earlier today, President Trump announced (during a veterans event at the White House) that he will be traveling to Alabama to visit with the victims of the tornado, quote: “I’ll be heading to Alabama on Friday. It’s been a tragic situation. But a lot of good work is being done.”(usatoday.com ).

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