A series of devastating tornadoes struck Alabama this week; killing at least 23 and injuring countless more as the deadly storms rocked the region.
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Volunteers from Samaritan’s Purse traveled to Lee County, Alabama within hours of the tornadoes and they need your help.
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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.
DONATE: Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey made landfall this weekend, causing widespread damage and catastrophic flooding throughout the Gulf coast. The Category 4 storm hit southern Texas on August 25th, and with significant rain forecast, the worst may be yet to come.
“My heart continues to be heavy for the good people of South Texas as they begin to deal with the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey—and the flood waters are still rising in many areas,” said Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse president.
Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units are now operating in the region, and they need your help.
Click here to find out how you can help support those affected by Hurricane Harvey.