A series of hurricanes cost of the house in the Southeast of the United States at least 22 people. The Sheriff of Lee County in the state of Alabama, Jay Jones said, on late Sunday evening (local time). "Unfortunately, it seems as if this number will continue to increase," Jones said of the local station WFSA 12. Among the victims are children, with the addition of several injured and Missing.
in addition to Alabama, also areas have been taken in neighboring Georgia of the tornadoes that were, according to the national weather service, wind speeds of up to 218 miles per hour. The speech was a storm of about a dozen vertebrae in two States. Especially hard hit, apparently, the municipality of Beauregard, from the massive damage, were reported.
although The authorities had issued a warning against dangerous tornadoes, and obliged the inhabitants of the area, extreme caution. But the warnings went partly into the Void. Even US President Donald Trump announced via Twitter and urged to prepare for more hurricanes.
According to the weather service the first Tornado that hit Lee County had a diameter of almost a Kilometer. Footage from the scene showed destroyed houses, uprooted trees and rubble-strewn streets. Close to the town of Smiths Station in a mobile radio mast crashed on a four-lane Expressway. In Thousands of households, the power went out.
The rescue workers were with a large contingent in use. Your recovery efforts and search for Victims, however, were complicated by the invading darkness. Were used according to Sheriff Jones also drones with thermal imaging cameras.More about
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The coroner of Lee County, Bill Harris, told WFSA 12, that the rescuers were not able to penetrate to some of the affected towns due to the chaotic situation. Some of the injured had been brought by truck drivers out of the danger zone. "This is a day of destruction for Lee County," said Harris. "I can't remember that we had had in my lifetime such a location with masses of Victims." (dpa)