LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) – Fourteen people are dead after at least two tornadoes hit Lee County Sunday afternoon, according to the Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.
The sheriff said that number could rise, and people are still reported missing. He didn’t give any details about the locations or exact circumstances of the deaths.
The Lee County coroner said he has requested assistance from the state mortuary response team.
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Parts of Eufaula, Alabama (Barbour County) are now unrecognizable after a strong tornado hit earlier today.
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- The National Weather Service declared tornado emergencies Sunday in Alabama and Georgia.
- At least 14 deaths have been reported in Lee County, Alabama.
- More than 42,000 homes and businesses have lost electricity in Georgia and Alabama.
- Reports of damage stretched across both states Sunday evening.