GA and AL Tornado Disaster

  Hundreds travel to Lee Co. storm shelters during Sunday’s tornado watch

Yesterday marked six weeks since a series of deadly tornadoes ripped through Lee County and as new severe weather threats appeared, citizens were extra cautious.

  Counselors discuss threat of survivor’s guilt after Lee Co. tornadoes

Salem girls find photo album lost in Lee Co. tornadoes in tree

  Ellerslie fire chief warns of brush fire risk with tornado debris

  Lee County tornado leaves man paralyzed from the chest down

  Lee County tornado survivor still processing the loss of multiple family members

  TX couple donates camper to Lee County tornado victim living in damaged home

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  Lee County EMA says not to wait for federal funding to build storm shelters

  Beauregard native donates furniture to help Lee County tornado victims

WATCH: Lee County DA holding press conference after tornado scams

  Ellerslie volunteer firefighters continue cleanup after tornado hits

  “She touched so many lives," family remembers tornado victim Vicki Braswell

  Poarch Band of Creek Indians deliver donation to cover funeral costs of 23 tornado victims

  Lee Co. EMA says people should have multiple ways to receive weather alerts

Some residents in Beauregard said they hear sirens before tornadoes struck 10 days ago. There are others who said they heard nothing. Lee County EMA officials said people shouldn’t depend solely on these sirens.

  ‘This was a sign from God’ Podium left standing in Talbotton church destroyed by tornado

After a tornado ripped through parts of Talbot County, one church is sharing how what’s left of the damage is renewing their faith.

  Mother speaks after losing son to Alabama tornado

Shamel Hart is trying to help her family heal just a day after burying her son and niece who died in the devastating March 3 tornadoes.

  FEMA assistance still available to tornado survivors

Though almost 10 days have passed since the deadly tornado, it’s not too late to seek help. In fact, FEMA officials are encouraging it.

Opelika church holding community prayer service for devastated Lee Co.

Shoe Station holding tornado relief fundraiser to benefit Lee County

  Aubie the Tiger, AU cheerleaders, basketball team welcome students back to school in Beauregard

  Facebook group created to reunite Beauregard tornado survivors with personal items

Smiths Station still needs volunteers and donations for tornado relief

Lee County teachers return to school, prepare for students

Smiths Station community in need of food, cleaning supplies among other things

More than a week after tornadoes decimated areas of the Chattahoochee Valley, including the town of Smiths Station, residents are still working to pick the pieces up.

  Residents reflect one week after devastating tornadoes in the Chattahoochee Valley

Many say that as they look back on the week they feel sad for the lives and possessions lost but that they are also encouraged by how the overflow of support and community pulled together and helped their own

Lee County Rd. 38 to temporarily close for debris removal

On Monday, March 11th from the hours of 6:00 AM until 6:00PM only residents who live on the road will be permitted entry.

EAMC offers free mobile medical station for residents and volunteers in Lee County

The EAMC volunteers are offering services ranging from treating minor abrasions and blisters all the way up to wound care and removal of stitches- all free of charge

  Red Cross continues recovery efforts in both Georgia and Alabama

Red Cross volunteers in both states have helped to coordinate much-needed assistance programs including clean up help, meal services, and multiple housing shelters

  Youth baseball opener raises funds for victims of East Alabama tornadoes

Organizers say the fun event focused about celebrating the strength and closeness of the community as they overcome the tragic tornadoes together

  “An outpouring of support” - Volunteers, local leaders help in Talbotton recovery

Volunteer efforts are underway in Talbotton as the community bands together to get houses and lives put back together again

  Ministers in Lee County discuss dealing with grief after lives lost during tornadoes

With 23 lives lost because of Sunday’s tornadoes, grief and many other emotions are being felt all over the Chattahoochee Valley.

WATCH: President Trump visits Lee County, tours tornado damage

President Donald Trump is making a visit to Lee County, the place where 23 people tragically lost their lives as multiple tornadoes hit the area.

New list of needs for Lee County tornado victims released

A new list of items that victims of tornadoes in Lee County are in need of has been released.

  Friends remembering the life of EAMC nurse who died in Lee County tornado

Maggie Robinson had worked at the East Alabama Medical Center since she was 17 years old. This summer would’ve been Robinson’s 40th year at EAMC.

  Family remembering Lee County tornado victim David Dean

23 lives lost. 23 families grieving.We are taking some time to honor the victims of Sunday’s tornadoes.

  Wells Fargo donating $50K to support tornado recovery efforts

Wells Fargo & Company has announced they will be donating $50,000 to recovery efforts after tornadoes struck Alabama and Georgia, killing 23 people.

Goodwill of the Southern Rivers donates $15K to tornado victims

Goodwill of the Southern Rivers is partnering with the American Red Cross in an effort to aid those affected by tornadoes across the Chattahoochee Valley.

  Publix collecting funds for Red Cross disaster relief efforts

Publix Super Markets are creating a new program to offer customers a way to help those affected by the tornadoes.

WATCH LIVE at 11:30 a.m.: Lee County officials holding press conference

Officials in Lee County are holding a press conference with updates on devastation following tornadoes.

WATCH: Sky Alert 9 tours tornado damage in the Beauregard community of Lee Co., AL

The Beauregard community in Lee County, Alabama was one of the areas most devastated by tornadoes.

  AL Governor Kay Ivey tours tornado damage in Beauregard

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey visited Beauregard today, seeing the devastation first-hand. Following her tour of the community, Ivey spoke at Beauregard High School and signed a state agreement with FEMA.

  New handmade cross memorial in Beauregard comforts those who knew tornado victims

Greg Zanis, the creator and founder of Crosses for Losses, drove over 800 miles from Aurora, Illinois. He’s made tens of thousands of crosses since he began this back in 1996.

  Eufaula firemen walk out of tornado damaged building without a scratch

As the warnings of a tornado were issued to residents of Barbour County - Lt. Ethan Parrish and Driver Engineer Corey Crozier started preparing equipment in anticipation of helping others. Everything changed when they got the call the EF-2 tornado was headed right to them.

AL Gov. Kay Ivey orders flags to fly at half-staff following tornado tragedy

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is honoring the lives of 23 people killed in Lee County on Sunday, Mar. 3 when tornadoes hit the area.

Several Lee County schools hosting benefit concert to raise funds for tornado victims

Multiple schools across Lee County are coming together in an effort to raise funds for those affected by tornadoes in their community.

Vigil for Lee County tornado victims rescheduled

A vigil to remember the lives of 23 people lost in Lee County when tornadoes struck the area has been rescheduled.

Lee County EMA to test emergency sirens

Following Sunday’s tornado disaster in Lee County, the Lee County Emergency Management Association is set to test their emergency sirens.

East Alabama Medical Center mourns the loss of longtime RN

According the hospital, Maggie Robinson, RN, passed away Sunday in Beauregard after her home was struck by a tornado. Robinson was 57-years-old and approaching 40 years of service at EAMC.

  Smiths Station Fire Department offering free meals to community members in need

The station will also serve free meals Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. EST.

  North Columbus residents say ‘it’s a miracle’ no one was hurt after storm damages homes

When driving, you can see trees that were uprooted and fell onto the homes of residents on Whitesville Road and Biggers Road.

  Ellerslie family recovering after property damaged by tornado

She and her daughter had to dive into the hallway when the storm passed. She said the falling trees actually tore out her water and electric lines.

Smiths Station fire station needs volunteers to distribute items to tornado victims

Officials at the station said it’s a good thing, but donations are sitting in the station and not being used.

  2 corporations pledge to pay funeral costs for 23 Lee County tornado victims

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris shared the news of the generous donors Tuesday during an interview.

Names of 23 Lee County, AL tornado victims released

As of 5 p.m. on the second full day of search and rescue operations, the number of fatalities from Sunday’s EF-4 tornado in east Alabama continues to stand at 23.

  Columbus manufacturer provides meals to first responders helping with tornado relief

Masterbuilt Manufacturing Inc. cooked over 300 pounds of barbecue to feed first responders.

  Pine Mountain residents recall the moment tornadoes passed through their neighborhood

The National Weather Service confirming one of five tornadoes passed through Pine Mountain in Harris County on Sunday. Thankfully no lives were lost, but there was plenty of damage and debris.

Alabama author among victims of deadly Lee County tornado

One of the victims in a deadly tornado was Alabama author Charlotte Miller, who lived and worked in Lee County.

  Waverly Hall family credits steel-constructed home for saving their lives during tornado

Two days after devastating and deadly storms swept through the Chattahoochee Valley, one couple in Waverly Hall is finding reasons to be thankful.

Tornado victims say they felt their house lift up moments after taking cover

Tornadoes in the Chattahoochee Valley claimed the lives of 23 people, but those who survived are now trying to pick up the pieces.

Aftermath: Alabama’s tornado dead range in age from 6 to 89

The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. One extended family lost seven members.

UPDATE: 23 victims killed, all missing people located in Lee County after tornadoes struck

As tornadoes ravaged Lee County, the lives of 23 people were claimed.

AL State Trooper still hospitalized after tornado hits home

State Trooper Sgt. Robert Burroughs Burroughs, who is with the Opelika Highway Patrol Post, was injured when the tornado struck and destroyed his home.

Press Conference: 7 to 8 people remain missing in Lee County, 23 victims ID’d

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones is holding a press conference with updates on damages suffered after tornadoes struck the Chattahoochee Valley.

  Woman who lost multiple family members to Beauregard, AL tornado shares survival story

A Beauregard woman who rode out EF-4 tornado is thankful to be alive after losing several family members to storm.

  Cleanup underway in Smiths Station following tornado damage

Smith Station saw power lines and trees down like most of East Alabama and West Georgia yesterday. The clean-up and recovery efforts have begun though.

  Several Talbotton residents homeless after tornado damages their homes

In Talbotton, Georgia many residents are now without a home, wondering what they're going to do next.

  12-year-old Eufaula boy rescues uncle from tornado’s path

Jave’ Williams was at his grandmother’s home in Eufaula Sunday afternoon when powerful storms rolled through.

  WTVM hosting ‘Together for Alabama and Georgia Relief’ Day

On Wednesday March 6, viewers are urged to donate to storm victims by visiting wtvm.com/relief.

  Airbnb initiates Open Homes Program for East AL, GA residents displaced by tornado

The program is recruiting hosts to provide free housing in Southeast Alabama and Southwest Georgia for the residents between March 4 and March 25.

Tower toppled as massive Alabama tornado caught on video

Stunning video shows the moment a massive tornado skipped across a major highway, taking out a tower and causing other damage Sunday afternoon.

  Drone footage shows EF-4 tornado’s path of destruction in Lee County

The National Weather Service in Birmingham says the first tornado that impacted Lee County Sunday afternoon was an EF-4 and at least half a mile wide. The winds were estimated to be as high as 170 mph, blowing debris thousands of yards.

City of Columbus suspends Tree for Fee after widespread tornado damage

Citizens with downed trees can place the trees and debris on the curb without charge through April 4.

Talbot County, GA suffers extensive damage following tornado; state of emergency issued

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a state of emergency for multiple counties including Talbot County.

  Organizations seeking donations and volunteers to help tornado victims in Lee County

Organizations throughout Lee County are accepting donations of perishable and nonperishable items, food, and volunteers.

  Eufaula Municipal Airport heavily damaged by tornado

Eufaula, Alabama was among the areas hit the hardest, along with parts of Lee County, Alabama and Talbotton, Georgia.

U-Haul offering free self-storage for tornado victims in AL and GA

U-Haul® Companies of Central Alabama and Southern Georgia are offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage after several destructive tornadoes tore through the states on Sunday evening.

WATCH: Lee County EMA holds press conference with Gov. Ivey following deadly tornadoes

Governor Ivey will be joining Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Hastings, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones and other elected officials to brief the media.

Multiple locations in Lee County, AL designated as shelters for tornado victims

Multiple locations in Lee County, Alabama have been designated as shelters for those displaced after tornadoes caused extensive damage in the county over the weekend.

  72-year-old Beauregard woman thanks the Lord she survived

Delrico Eiland shared this video on Facebook of her 72-year-old aunt Earnestine Reese after her house was destroyed along with her daughter’s trailer in Beauregard, Alabama.

23 dead in Lee County, AL after multiple tornadoes hit the Chattahoochee Valley

On Sunday, the Chattahoochee Valley was ravaged by a series of destructive tornadoes that left 23 dead and destroying homes and buildings across the region.