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BREAKING: At least 22 people dead in Lee County following tornado

At least 14 people have died following a tornado Sunday afternoon in Lee County along Highway 51 south and Lee Rd. 38.
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Update (3/4/19 12 a.m.): The death toll has risen to at least 22.

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News 3 has confirmed at least 14 people have died following a tornado Sunday afternoon in Lee County along Highway 51 south and Lee Rd. 38. 

There are widespread damage in the area. Many homes have been destroyed and there are also reports of several injuries. 

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones says, “We’re talking several miles that it traveled on the ground. The damage is significant. I would put it in the category of catastrophic based on the destruction of the homes we’ve seen.”

To get the latest on the devastating tornado in Beauregard, AL, click here for our sister station WRBL’s coverage.