On Friday, it will have been four years since a devastating EF-4 tornado ripped through Lee County, killing 23 people and injuring 90 more.
On that day, March 3, 2019, multiple tornadoes struck the state, including a powerful EF-4 that ravaged southern Lee County before advancing into Georgia.
During that day, terrible weather affected Alabama and other states. Forty-one tornadoes touched down in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, with a dozen occurring in Alabama alone. To date, the Beauregard-Smiths Station tornado has been the only fatal one.
If you want to know what’s happening in your area, don’t miss the news. We recently wrote an article about the most important news. You can read more county news by clicking on the links below:
- After Tornado Watch Lifted Columbus Under High Wind Advisory
- At Least Six Injured in Attack at Key Paris Railway Station
- Residential Eviction Moratorium in Alameda County to End on April 29
In the center of the Beauregard neighborhood, on the grounds of Providence Church, is a permanent memorial honoring all 23 fatalities. It also recognizes those who helped in the immediate aftermath of the storms, including emergency personnel and volunteers.
This Friday, 3 March 2023, at 7 p.m., Providence Church will host a memorial service for the public.