Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones held a news conference Monday morning.
Jones says the death toll stands at 23 with that number expected to rise throughout the day as recovery efforts continue. Jones says the youngest victim is a 6-year-old with all ages affected.
Many still remained injured with many transported to East Alabama Medical Center as well as Columbus Piedmont Regional Medical Center.
As of 8:30 a.m. the Providence Baptist churc
Jones describes the damage as “catastrophic” in the areas of Alabama Highway 51, Lee Road 38 and Lee Road 39.