Search and rescue efforts continue in Ala. following last weekend’s deadly tornadoes

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 9:46 AM PT — Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Authorities in Alabama recently gave an update on recovery efforts, following Sunday’s devastating tornadoes that left at least 23 people dead and dozens of others injured.

During a press conference in Lee County Tuesday, officials identified all 23 victims whose ages ranged from six to 93-years-old. One man lost at least seven family members.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said the list of unaccounted people is now down to at least seven or eight people.

Residents and family members sift through the debris of their homes near Lee County Road 38 in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, March 4, 2019, a day after tornados ravaged the area. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett, File)

Officials have also stressed that they are offering assistance for those affected by the storm, including temporary shelters.

Authorities said firefighters are continuing to actively search through debris in hopes to transition from a search and rescue operation to recovery status.

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