Springfield's Convoy of Hope responds to deadly tornado devastation in Alabama

Citizens face homelessness after the natural disaster

Citizens face homelessness after the natural disaster

Lee-Scott Academy Family and Friends, With sadness this morning, we share that Taylor Thornton, a 4th grader at... She brought so much joy to all that knew her.

John De Block, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Birmingham, described the tornado's almost mile-wide path to NPR member station WBHM: "The tornado struck shortly after 2 o'clock in the Macon County/Lee County line".

Government teams surveying storm damage confirmed Tuesday that at least 18 tornadoes struck on Sunday in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and SC alone. That hospital has said in a statement that only four of them remained hospitalized as of Monday.

The county Sheriff's office reports that the search and rescue effort is "transitioning" into a recovery effort, which is a search for human remains instead of survivors.

A powerful tornado ripped through Beauregard and other areas of Lee County Sunday, splitting trees, lifting some homes from their foundations while obliterating others and uprooting lives.

"Just keep those families in your prayers", Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said, two days after the disaster.

As of Monday evening, Bunting said it was still unclear whether two tornadoes had hit Alabama.

Pearl and the Tigers will take on Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday night.

Huawei P30 Pro confirmed to get periscope-style zoom camera
Huawei seems to have taken a leaf from the Samsung design book and curved the edge of the glass around the side of the handset. Additionally, the P30 Pro is teased as bringing even better low-light performance than the predecessor.

"He had them squeezed tight, and he said when it came through, it just took them", Crisp said.

"It's devastating when you think about it", Reese said. In response to a question about nearby shelters for people living between the impacted cities of Opelika and Beauregard, the PIO said that shelter locations were listed on the EMA's website and Facebook page. They managed to salvage the couple's safe, her husband's motorcycle boots and her embossed Bible.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones says crews with dogs and drones have combed over the hardest-hit areas, but there's more searching to be done. Tornadoes ravaged the area Sunday causing multiple fatalities. Based on the damage, they've determined that it was EF-4 tornado with 170 miles per hour (274 kph) winds.

Although official wind estimates for the tornado are unclear, F3 storms typically pack wind speeds between 158 and 206 miles per hour, the AP reported.

President Donald Trump said he will visit Alabama on Friday to see the damage. Tornadoes and storms were truly violent and more could be coming.

"Upon all who are suffering the effects of this calamity, the Holy Father invokes the Lord's blessing of peace and strength", Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, said in a telegram to Mobile Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi.

A "super outbreak" of tornadoes across a swathe of the U.S. in April 2011 killed more than 300 people.

A 10-year-old girl who died Sunday after a powerful tornado slashed through a tight-knit community in rural Alabama was remembered by friends and family members as a "little, precious, happy child" whose life was taken too soon.

Recommended News

  • Uber 'not liable' for self-driving death

    Uber 'not liable' for self-driving death

    In December, Uber filed confidentially for an initial public offering and is expected to seek a valuation of up to $120 billion. The potential for a corporation to be charged with manslaughter raises multiple issues of novelty and legal first impressions.
    Three bombs found at London transport hubs

    Three bombs found at London transport hubs

    The stamps on the envelope have pictures of hearts and resemble ones issued by Ireland's post office for Valentine's Day 2018. No person or group claimed responsibility for sending the devices and police said they haven't made any arrests.
    Counter terrorism investigation in London, UK, after explosives found

    Counter terrorism investigation in London, UK, after explosives found

    The packages were discovered at Waterloo Station, London City Airport and an office building in Heathrow Airport . London Mayor Sadiq Khan thanked first responders "for their swift actions to keep Londoners safe".
  • 3 convicted in college basketball bribery scandal get prison sentences

    3 convicted in college basketball bribery scandal get prison sentences

    The accused parties were said to have offered money to the parents of players so that they could go to the aforementioned schools. During the trial, testimony focused on KU coach Bill Self's relationship with government witness T.J.
    Successful docking for SpaceX Dragon capsule

    Successful docking for SpaceX Dragon capsule

    SpaceX , founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has made the trip to the ISS a dozen times since 2012, but only to refuel the station. Both astronauts - Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken - were at SpaceX Mission Control in Southern California, observing all the action.
    Santa Anita Cancels Racing Indefinitely | TDN

    Santa Anita Cancels Racing Indefinitely | TDN

    The eight-time victor was taken from the course in a van but later returned to trainer Phil D'Amato's stable. Bloodhorse cited California Thoroughbred Trainers president Jim Cassidy for news of the shutdown.
  • 'I agree 100%' to keep U.S.  troops in Syria

    'I agree 100%' to keep U.S. troops in Syria

    A copy of the letter obtained by NBC News showed that Trump highlighted a paragraph about the objectives of continued US presence in Syria.
    Papa John's, Schnatter reach settlement agreement

    Papa John's, Schnatter reach settlement agreement

    Schnatter said he reserves the right to file additional lawsuit if "those documents reveal additional wrongdoing". After more than a year of chaos, Papa John's has reached a truce with its founder and former CEO John Schnatter .
    Snoop Dogg hands back his private Lakers box

    Snoop Dogg hands back his private Lakers box

    Snoop said "Ship all them n***as out". "Five dollars for the mother***ing booth to the Laker games". They f--g suck". "I'm selling my f-ing booth right now", he said. "This year, y'all can have it".
  • China's Wang Yafan defeats Sofia Kenin to capture WTA Acapulco title

    Canadian 18-year-old Andreescu led 3-0 to start the first set but she lost five successive games as Kenin hit the front. In the men's final, second-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany faced Australia's Nick Kyrgios .
    Noah Syndergaard mocks Bryce Harper's D.C. slip up

    Noah Syndergaard mocks Bryce Harper's D.C. slip up

    Harper and the Phillies agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. With Harper staying in the NL East, these two will see plenty more of each other going forward.
    Things We Learned from Bernie Sanders on The Breakfast Club

    Things We Learned from Bernie Sanders on The Breakfast Club

    The first was held at Brooklyn College in New York City Saturday afternoon, also attended by many thousands. People come and they hear what's broken, that we can fix it and that we do it together".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.