Storm survivor speaks on final moments before tornado swept through community


BEAUREGARD, Ala. (WIAT) — Search and rescue efforts continue in Lee County as families impacted pick up the pieces that are left after Sunday’s tornados.

R & D Grocery on County Road 51 and Lee Road 11 is open to the families who are in need and Lee County Sheriff’s deputies are patrolling the area to make sure the victims are the ones who are receiving aid. 

An EF4 tornado ripped through the Lee County that left 23 people, including children, dead. Right now, families are piecing together what’s left after only have a few minutes to take cover when the tornado swept through. 

“All I could hear was, like a roaring sound, like a train was coming,” Ronnie Hugley, storm survivor, said.

Damage spread across Lee county in particular areas including Beauregard and Smith’s Station. Eufala, Ala. also suffered damages during a tornado. There were on reported deaths. 

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