Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn and several members of the Tigers football team deliver supplies on Monday to help those affected by the numerous tornadoes that devastated parts of Alabama and Georgia this weekend. The weather service says that tornado crossed into western Georgia.
These latest tornadoes appear to have caused the highest death toll since 35 people were killed in Arkansas and MS in April 2014.
What Is an EF4 Tornado?
The worst of the twisters, stirred up by a late-winter "supercell" thunderstorm, were ranked by forecasters at step four of the six-step Enhanced Fujita scale of tornado strength. At that level, the tornado is considered to be devastating and can bring widespread damage to the area.
In its preliminary assessment, the NWS found the tornado had winds around 170 miles per hour and the NWS's Chris Darden told NBC News that the tornado was estimated to have spanned at least 24 miles in length.
What Damage Did the Tornadoes in Alabama Cause?
"We have not recovered any further victims from the areas that we have initially searched but I want to add a caveat to that, that we have not completed our searches", Jones told the afternoon briefing.
On Sunday, Troy Bell saw the tornado and quickly gathered his family to huddle in the bathtub.
The body of David Wayne Dean, 53, was found by his son in a neighbor's yard after the twister demolished his mobile home. Fortunately, he told the Montgomery Adviser, his family remained unharmed, although, that's not been the case for other people he knew. "I was thinking, Oh Lord, here it comes", she said. "Their whole families are dead".
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He says, "What they've been through is incredible". Griffin called it a "disaster" and likened the aftermath of it to as if a "bomb went off".
A fallen cell tower lies across a highway in the Smiths Station community after a tornado struck in the area.
That distance approaches the 81-mile track of a twister that killed more than 60 people and demolished much of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in a "super outbreak" of several long-lasting tornadoes across the South on April 27, 2011.
The president toured rural Lee County, where 23 people died Sunday in a massive EF4 tornado that carved a path of destruction almost a mile wide with 170-mph winds.
"Just keep those families in your prayers", said Lee County Coroner Bill Harris. "Some of these families have lost practically nearly the entire family".
Since the disaster struck, President Trump has been in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Alabama's Gov. Kay Ivey (R) to assist the situation.
Cousins Cordarrly Jones and Demetria Jones have a hard time counting all the relatives they lost to a monster tornado that wiped out a rural community in Alabama. "We sill have some people that are reported missing". "Today, each one of us mourns the loss of our fellow Alabamians".