A massive tornado struck Jefferson City, Missouri overnight; killing at least three and injuring dozens as first responders rush to rescue those “trapped in their homes.”
“A ‘violent tornado’ tore through Missouri’s capital city late Wednesday, causing extensive damage under the cover of darkness on a day in which severe weather statewide was blamed for three deaths and dozens of people left trapped inside their homes,” reports Fox News.
“This is a life threatening situation,” the NWS said. “Seek shelter now!”
A large tornado caused multiple injuries and structural collapses in Missouri’s capital, Jefferson City, late Wednesday. https://t.co/8Gl6uH0iSW
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) May 23, 2019
“It’s one thing to see tornado video from areas that don’t have a big population, but because areas like Jefferson City have been hit hard, that affects a tremendous amount of people,” Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean said on “FOX & friends“The video coming out there is just catastrophic, unfortunately.”
Major tornados across state tonight, including Jeff City. We’re doing okay but praying for those that were caught in damage, some are still trapped – local emergency crews are on site and assisting.
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) May 23, 2019
“Major tornados across state tonight, including Jeff City. We’re doing okay but praying for those that were caught in damage, some are still trapped – local emergency crews are on site and assisting,” posted Missouri Governor Mike Parson on social media.
“Across the state, Missouri’s first responders once again responded quickly and with strong coordination as much of the state dealt with extremely dangerous conditions that left people injured, trapped in homes, and tragically led to the death of three people,” Parson said Thursday morning.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
DEVASTATION: Massive Tornado Kills 23 in Alabama, ‘Double Digits’ Still Missing
A massive tornado ripped through southeastern Alabama Sunday, killing at least 23 people and injuring countless more as rescue workers dig through the rubble to reach survivors across the region.
“Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said at a morning news conference that most of the destruction was focused in an area along Alabama Highway 51 in Beauregard that is about a half-mile wide,” reports Fox News.
“It looks almost as like someone took a giant knife and just scraped the ground. There are slabs where homes formerly stood,” he told reporters. “Whole forested areas, trees are just snapped and lying on the ground.”
“I have not seen this level of destruction ever in my experience here in Lee County,” the sheriff said. “We have not had anything of this nature before.”
“In some locations, complete residences are gone,” he added.
TRUMP IN ALABAMA: The President Visits the Victims of the Deadly Alabama Tornadoes
President Trump touched-down in Alabama Friday flanked by First Lady Melania and his youngest son to visit with the victims of this week’s deadly tornadoes; thanking first responders and emergency personnel for “doing an incredible job.”
“Everyone’s doing an incredible job. These are incredible people. We met some survivors and family members—one woman lost 10 people in her family. I’ve never seen anything like that,” Trump said. “I wanted to come the day it happened but they said ‘wait.’ So thank you.”
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump view memorial crosses for the 23 people killed in the Alabama tornadoes. pic.twitter.com/uVugwObYnt
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 8, 2019
The deadly storms claimed the lives of at least 23 people and injured countless more throughout the region.
“We love you all, we love the state of Alabama,” added the Commander-in-Chief.