A massive tornado ripped through southeastern Alabama Sunday, killing at least 23 people and injuring countless more as rescue workers dig through the rubble to reach survivors across the region.
“Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said at a morning news conference that most of the destruction was focused in an area along Alabama Highway 51 in Beauregard that is about a half-mile wide,” reports Fox News.
“It looks almost as like someone took a giant knife and just scraped the ground. There are slabs where homes formerly stood,” he told reporters. “Whole forested areas, trees are just snapped and lying on the ground.”
“I have not seen this level of destruction ever in my experience here in Lee County,” the sheriff said. “We have not had anything of this nature before.”
“In some locations, complete residences are gone,” he added.