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Officials provide updates on the status of the cleanup following Sunday's tornado outbreak

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- State and local officials provided updates on the clean up process following Sunday's deadly tornado outbreak in rural Lee County.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, Lee County EMA Director Kathrine Carson, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris and officials from the National Weather Service discussed the efforts currently underway. 

The storms impacted the Smith's Station and Beauregard communities, with a bulk of the impact being in Beauregard. 

Harris noted that over 20 fatalities occurred, of which three were children. Jones noted that the search and recovery effort is still underway and that law enforcement leaders are using search dogs, inferred technology and drones to asses the damage. 

National leaders are also getting involved in the recovery process; Ivey mentioned that she spoke with President Donald Trump who pledged the federal government's assistance going forward. 

Officials encourage anyone needing assistance to call 211 so that they can be connected to available resources in the community.  


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