Local police and first responders have confirmed that at least 23 people are dead and at least 40 are injured from tornadoes in eastern Alabama. Even worse, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones says he expects that number to go up as the search for missing people continues.
Of course, the search for survivors will continue with the daylight, but the massive destruction is making it dangerous for rescue crews. To say eastern Alabama looks like war zone is a massive understatement.
To assist in the effort, authorities have been using drones with heat-seeking technology to locate victims. At least two tornadoes hit Lee County yesterday afternoon. The hardest hit area appears to be around Beauregard, which is about 55 miles east of Montgomery.