A tragic story was recently reported from Alabama after a horrendous tornado ripped through the region. In total, at least 23 people have been killed by the natural force. Sadly, at least 3 children are among the dead.
"Houses lay shredded and entire neighborhoods flattened in the wake of Sunday’s storms in Lee County, Ala., where the deaths occurred. Sheriff Jay Jones of Lee County said it was as if someone 'took a giant knife and just scraped the ground.' Sheriff Jones said that several people were still unaccounted for and that crews were sorting through the debris in hopes of finding survivors," according to reports.
The three children have been indented by the coroner. They were a 6-year-old, a 9-year-old who died at the hospital and a 10-year-old. At least two of the kids are presumed to be siblings.
"The National Weather Service said Monday that it believed the tornado that raced through Lee County had been an EF-4 storm, with winds of 170 miles per hour," reported the NY Times.
Now, one woman has come forward and just revealed that she has lost 10 members of her family in the disaster, including her parents and her brother. Cora Jones spoke out about the daunting task she is now facing to plan the funerals for her loved ones.
"Jones, whose home was not damaged by the tornadoes, raced over to her parents' home and discovered it had been leveled. Jimmy Lee and Mary Louise Jones had been married for 64 years. Their son, Emanuel, who lived with their parents, also was killed," reported Today.
“Just why? Why this had to happen like this? To everybody that you know and love, at one time?” she said. “I didn't have no idea I would see my momma for the last time and I would have so many things to tell her and I couldn't tell her."
Please join us in praying for Cora and for the families who lost loved ones in the tragedy. We pray God brings them peace and healing as only He can. Also, join us as we continue to pray for the missing residents of Lee County as well as the search and rescue crews on the ground.
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