The tornado that devastated the Lee County community of Beauregard on Sunday, March 3, was the deadliest tornado in the United States in nearly six years. With winds estimated a 170 mph, the twister chewed an almost mile-wide path of destruction in Alabama for nearly 27 miles, the Associated Press reported.
A tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013 killed 24 people.
Sunday's disaster caused widespread destruction — decimating houses, businesses and other structures. The homes of about a half-dozen Latter-day Saint families in Alabama suffered varying levels of damage to rooftops, said President Brown. No Church properties were damaged.
A few member families displaced by the storm were staying with relatives or fellow members.