And more people are missing as crews search through wreckage and debris. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Here are the ways in which our office notifies the public for tornado warnings: Outdoor Warning Sirens: Since 2009, the Lee County EMA has utilized a polygon-based warning notification system for siren activation.

Officials from @AlabamaEma & other agencies are quickly working to provide assistance. EF-2, 111-135 mph winds, considerable damage, EF-3, 136 to 165 mph winds, severe damage, EF-4, 166-200 mph winds, devastating damage.
The National Weather Service said there were indications the tornado that struck Lee County was at least an EF-3, which means it had winds estimated at 158-to … Gov. Climate Prediction

They will assess damage in Autauga, Macon, Lee and Barbour Counties.

23 confirmed deaths—search & rescue ongoing. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). About Us. National Rita Smith, spokeswoman for the Lee County Emergency Management Agency, said first responders were on the scene in two different areas of the county. Lee County EMA said a tornado warning was issued at 2:38 p.m. Several reports are centered around the Smith Station area near Phenix City and … It was one of eight tornadoes confirmed in the state by the National Weather Service: The Enhanced Fujita Scale, first implemented in 2007, classifies tornadoes into six categories: Sunday’s storm was the first EF-4 or stronger tornado in the U.S. in nearly two years; the last EF-4 touched down in Canton, Texas, April 29, 2017. @spann near Weedon field in Eufaula, A @GoPro frame grab of the Lee County, AL tornado earlier today from @ScottPeakeWX, I need prayers tornado just destroyed my house, Buckwild Saloon along 280 between Opelika and Phenix City@spann #ALwx @wtvmweather #ALwx, Lee County Road 240 west of Smiths Station blocked by downed trees… photos from Krista Blanchard, @JoshWeather @EricSnitilWx @LeeWSFA @spann @NWSBirmingham here is a picture of the funnel cloud coming through Hope Hull that finally went into Lee County. Lee County mourns tornado victims, including 10-year-old ‘ray of sunshine’ The storm injured about 90 people and seven or eight are still missing.

Other reports came from the Beauregard area.