beauregard tornado

Two-Year Anniversary Memorials For the Lee County Tornado

  Two years ago on March 3, 2019, at 2:03 p.m., tragedy came down on Lee County in the form of a 170-mile per hour EF-4 tornado. 23 people were killed. When the storm was over, the tornado left nothing but destruction and loss in its wake, especially in the Beauregard area south of Auburn. Now just two years after,…

Lessons Learned from Lee County Tornado

Emergency officials from across the state have been in Prattville for three days for the 2019 Alabama Disaster Preparedness Conference. Today, one of the topics discussed was what can be learned from the EF-4 tornado that hit Lee County in March. Meteorologists determined that the tornado brought 170 mph winds and left a track almost a mile wide. The storm…

Lee County Tornado: Latest on Search and Recovery Efforts

Alabama News Network is in the Lee County community of Beauregard with the latest on search and recovery efforts after Sunday’s tornado. The death toll remains at 23, with 22 of those pronounced dead at the scene and another person dying at a hospital. Emergency crews still haven’t finished combing through all of the damage. As of early Monday afternoon,…

Lee County Tornado: Rated EF-4 with 170 mph Winds

The National Weather Service now says the Lee County tornado that killed at least 23 people in the Beauregard community was stronger than first thought. It says the tornado was an EF-4 with winds estimated at 170 mph. The tornado is the deadliest in the U.S. since 2013. The National Weather Service has teams surveying the damage. It appears the…