A deadly tornado ripped through Alabama on Sunday, killing at least 23 that was part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast.
Among the other fatalities was an 8-year-old girl, according to rescue officials. Her identity was not released. Unconfirmed reports identified a 6-year-old boy as another victim.
The tornado was at least a half mile wide when it touched down in Lee County. It tore through everything in its path – reducing homes and businesses to rubble. People had 20 minutes warning to find shelter before the massive tornado devastated the area
The National Weather Service says the tornado was at least an EF3 with winds between 136 and 165 mph.