Washington / At least twenty-two people were killed this Sunday, including minors, and dozens were injured by tornadoes in the state of Alabama, in the United States, Sheriff Jay Jones of Lee County reported local media last night.
“Unfortunately, I feel the number (of victims) may increase again,” said Jones, who had previously spoken about fourteen deaths, in statements to the press.
The official said there are still missing persons and there are serious injuries which have been taken to hospitals.
“We have done everything we feel we can do tonight,” said Jones, who explained that the area is “very, very dangerous.”
On its website, the East Alabama Medical Centre revealed it had received at least 60 people injured by tornadoes and they expected to receive more.
According to the National Meteorological Service, about ten tornadoes touched the states of Alabama and Georgia on the afternoon of Sunday.
The weather channel noted on its website that more than 42,000 homes and businesses suffered power outages in both states.
Today’s day has been the deadliest tornado in the United States since May 20, 2013, when 24 people were killed by the “Moore“, which devastated the state of Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service.
Meanwhile, the governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, announced on Twitter the extension of the State of Emergency, which declared on February 23, the entire state due to “severe weather and tornadoes.”
On that date the governor declared a State of Emergency for some Alabama counties due to flooding caused by heavy rains.
Ivey added in another tweet that the rescue teams are working fast to offer assistance to the victims.
“Our hearts go with those who lost their lives in the storms that hit Lee County today. I pray for their families and everyone whose home or business has been affected, “he lamented.
For his part, US President Donald Trump sent a message on Twitter “to the great people of Alabama and surrounding areas”: “Please be careful and safe. Tornadoes and storms are truly violent and more could be coming. To the families and friends of the victims, and to the injured, God bless you all!”(March 4, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)
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se registraron varios tornados en la capital de EE.UU.
se registraron tornados en unos estados de EE.UU.
todavía no ha pasado ningún tornado por Alabama.
hay víctimas mortales a causa de esos tornados.
es posible que no haya heridos por esos tornados.
no se sabe si hay víctimas mortales.
han tocado tierra el pasado domingo por la tarde.
todavía no han tocado tierra en Alabama.
tocarán tierra el próximo domingo.
es posible que se declare el Estado de Emergencia en Alabama.
hasta ahora no se había declarado el Estado de Emergencia.
se ha ampliado el Estado de Emergencia en Alabama.
todavía no ha dicho nada sobre lo ocurrido.
no ha pedido precaución al pueblo de Alabama.
ha enviado un mensaje dirigido a las personas afectadas.
podría pasar por Florida.
pasó por Florida.
pasó por la capital de EE.UU.
No se sabe.
un conjunto de 12 unidades.
un conjunto de 5 unidades.
un conjunto de 10 unidades.
causa la muerte.
es bueno para la salud.