PBS NewsHour

Eastern Alabama residents reel from tornado's 'annihilation'

Clip: 03/06/2019 | 5m 48s Video has closed captioning.

Officials have released the names of 23 people confirmed dead from a tornado that hit Lee County, Alabama, on Sunday. Rescue efforts are winding down, though many residents will face a long road to recovery after losing homes and livelihoods to the 170 mile-per-hour winds. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland of Smiths Station, one of the hardest hit areas.

Aired: 03/06/19

Rating: NR

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