Published: Sat, March 09, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Family reunited with pet cat after tornado in Alabama

Family reunited with pet cat after tornado in Alabama

All 23 victims, including four children and seven members of one family, were killed in or around Beauregard, in rural Lee County about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Auburn. "But the bulls-eye is more to the west".

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump toured tornado-ravaged sections of Alabama Friday and met with survivors of the storms that killed 23 persons.

A damaged vehicle is seen after two back-to-back tornadoes touched down in Beauregard, Alabama, U.S., March 4, 2019. The main threat will be damaging winds and an isolated tornado.

A vast part of the region from Texas to Georgia will be under threat of severe weather Saturday, the national Storm Prediction Center warned. High winds, hail and tornadoes are possible.

The threat of severe weather on Sunday is not expected to be as widespread, Hennen said.

President Trump said he pledged his "unwavering support" to the residents of Lee County.

Standing on a hill overlooking a debris field, President Donald Trump on Friday surveyed mangled trees and other damage that was left behind in a rural Alabama town after a powerful tornado roared through, killing almost two dozen people. A third tornado, classified as at least an EF1, traveled from Macon County into Lee County.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians has committed $50,000 to help the victims. "I was sitting there just a while ago thinking, 'How do you handle this, what do you do, who do you reach out to?' And before I knew it, people were reaching out to me trying to help".

Harris said other local groups have also donated toward a funeral fund, and an unnamed, notable Alabaman is donating $10,000 for grave foot markers.

The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. Hernandez, Jr., age 6.

Harris will to work together with those corporations, he says, to easy the families' worries as they lay their loved ones to rest.

"They were very humbled and very appreciative".

"He prays that Almighty God may grant eternal rest to the dead, especially the children, and healing and consolation to the injured and those who grieve", the cardinal said, adding that the pope invoked "the Lord's blessings of peace and strength".

Opelika, Ala., Fire Chief Byron Prather said teams will continue to search as long as necessary to make sure they haven't missed anyone.

The dead also included 53-year-old David Wayne Dean, whose body was found in a neighbor's yard after the twister demolished his mobile home Sunday afternoon.

The boy's grandfather, Bobby Kidd, sifted through wreckage Thursday. "He was done and gone before we got to him".

When the tornado struck, A.J.'s father "grabbed the boys and was holding them", Kidd said. "They started crying talking about it", said Mathews, an associate pastor at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. "The house exploded and the force of the tornado snatched both of the kids away from him". "We're basically using everything we can get our hands on", the sheriff said.

"The challenge is the sheer volume of the debris where all the homes were located", he told CNN.

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