BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) – A coroner says at least three children are among the 23 dead after at least one tornado devastated part of Alabama.
Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said at a Monday afternoon news conference that the children killed were ages 6, 9, and 10. Harris didn’t give other details about them.
Harris said all but six of the people killed in the storm have been identified, and his office soon will begin contacting families about funeral homes and arrangements.
Harris warned that the overall death toll could still increase as searches continue.
Sheriff Jay Jones said search crews are still checking addresses of people who have been reported missing. He would not give a number for how many are still missing, but said: “I would say dozens.”