Nearly 100 people safely rode out the March 3 storm in the church, which then because a center for donations and the place where Sowell and the county coroner told families they had lost loved ones.
The tornado that ripped through Lee County, Alabama, carried 170 mph winds, nearly a mile-wide track and ground along for 65 miles, killing 23 people and leaving the small county bordering Georgia in tatters.
Rescuers began tearing through the rubble of mobile homes and houses Monday in search of survivors of a powerful tornado that rampaged through southeast Alabama and killed several, including children.
“The devastation is incredible,” said Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.
The same-day delivery service had been suspended since the Nov. 2 tornado tore through the facility, killing 54-year-old Andrew Lindsay and 37-year-old Israel Espana Argote.
Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed damage after rare December tornadoes that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people the day before.
The tornado that touched down in Baltimore, Maryland, Friday night which killed two people and injured another, is the first fatal November tornado on record.
The National Weather Service confirmed that the strong storms that blew through Baltimore on Friday night, killing two people and damaging multiple buildings, indeed contained a tornado that had a wind speed of 105 mph..
Virginia authorities say four people drowned and a firefighter was killed, raising Michael-related death toll to 11. Power companies are working to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands.
The National Weather Service says that it has confirmed a tornado in Amelia County, Virginia.
Officials in Chesterfield County will host a “stress debriefing” meeting for residents and businesses affected by the recent tornadoes that ripped through the area.
The severe weather caused a building in Chesterfield to collapse, authorities said. A second person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The ghost of weakening Tropical Depression Florence is expected to bring showers and a chance of thunderstorms to the D.C. area on Monday, exactly 14 years after another tropical cyclone gave rise to the largest tornado outbreak on record for Virginia.
A tornado briefly touched down in Charlottesville, Virginia, and caused some damage to a high school, the National Weather Service confirmed Thursday.
The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday evening that an early morning tornado touched down for about a minute in the Lincolnia area. See photos.
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