A tornado in Lee County claimed the lives of at least 14 people Sunday, according to local and state officials.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told the Associated Press that he could confirm 14 fatalities and that the number may rise as first responders continue search and rescue efforts.

The damage is centered around the town of Beauregard, Alabama, which is less than 10 miles from the city of Auburn.

Governor Kay Ivey took to Twitter to mourn the dead and offer condolences to those who were hurt or saw damage to their homes and businesses.


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