AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Officials from throughout the country are reacting after severe weather caused over 20 fatalities in Lee County Sunday. 

President Donald Trump tweeted, "To the great people of Alabama and surrounding areas: Please be careful and safe. Tornadoes and storms were truly violent and more could be coming."



Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted, "Our hearts go out to those who lost their lives in the storms that hit Lee County today. Praying for their families & everyone whose homes or businesses were affected."



United States Sen. Richard Shelby tweeted, "To everyone impacted by the devastating tornadoes that struck Lee County and other parts of Alabama today, my thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time."



Auburn University President Steven Leath tweeted, "Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Lee County and elsewhere who suffered loss today."


Apple CEO and Auburn University alumnus Tim Cook tweeted, "Devastated to hear about the lives lost in Lee County, a place close to my heart. Wishing strength and healing for all those affected by today’s tornadoes."



Emergency management and law enforcement officials are still investigating the scope of the damage.

The Lee County Emergency Management Authority has set up a website to report missing individuals. Auburn University officials urge effected students who need assistance to reach out to Auburn Cares at auburncares@auburn.edu; university faculty and staff can contact the Employee Assistance Program at 800-925-5327.