The search resumed Monday for victims of a vicious tornado outbreak that ripped across the South on Sunday, killing at least 23 people in Alabama.
“I’m still thanking God I’m among the living,” said John Jones, who has lived most of his life in Beauregard, the southern Alabama community that was devastated by a tornado.
The violent storms left debris strewn across southern Alabama and Georgia, the Florida Panhandle and into parts of South Carolina. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office told local media that no fewer than 23 people were killed and more than 50 people were hurt when a tornado roared through Beauregard, a community of about 10,000 people some 60 miles east of Montgomery, shortly after 2 p.m. CST.
Lee County coroner Bill Harris said three children are among the dead: a 6-year-old, a 9-year-old who died at the hospital and a 10-year-old, the New York Times reported.
Another victim, 53-year-old David Wayne Dean, was identified by his wife, Carol, who told the Associated Press that he died in their Beauregard mobile home; his body was found in a neighbor’s yard. She also told the AP, “I got to spend a little time with him before they took him away.”
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