Update: The death toll has risen to 14, while the East Alabama Medical Center announced: "We have received more than 40 patients as a result of the tornado this afternoon and expect more. Some patients have also been sent to surrounding hospitals."
East Alabama Medical Center: "We have received more than 40 patients as a result of the tornado this afternoon and expect more. Some patients have also been sent to surrounding hospitals. As a result, we are cancelling elective procedures for Monday."— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 4, 2019
t least two large and destructive tornadoes swept through parts of Georgia and Lee County, Alabama, killing at least ten people and leaving more than 35,000 without power as temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s.
It is the deadliest tornado day in the US since January 22, 2017, when 16 people were killed in South Georgia, according to The Weather Channel.
According to WSFA 12 there are at least 10 fatalities.
Two hours ago... pic.twitter.com/7tCXBEM4SJ— Micah Messer (@messer_micah) March 3, 2019
Here is the debris signature for the strong tornado just west of Columbus, GA (but still in AL). Debris being lofted to nearly 20,000 ft by the tornado. Strong indicator of a strong to violent tornado ongoing. #alwx #gawx pic.twitter.com/q23PliMYV1— U.S. Tornadoes (@USTornadoes) March 3, 2019