Late winter weather catches parts of the country by surprise.
Rescue workers are still looking through rubble in Lee County, Alabama where two back-to-back tornadoes touched down on Sunday killing dozens and injuring more. Nestled between the Tuskegee National Forest and the Chattahoochee River, Lee County remains on tornado watch. Millions of dollars in damages are some of the early estimates of a number of small cities and towns totally flattened or splintered by twisters.
Reports of downed trees, homes ripped at the studs and mounds of debris are left. As well, the tornadoes knocked out power for families who are rummaging through their remains in cold winter air.
Trump sent out a message to those affected:
To the great people of Alabama and surrounding areas: Please be careful and safe. Tornadoes and storms were truly violent and more could be coming. To the families and friends of the victims, and to the injured, God bless you all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2019
Meanwhile Boston, New York and sections of the mid-Atlantic are digging themselves out of several inches of snow in a late winter Arctic blast. Overnight, the drop in temperatures and moisture paved the way for an early March snow.
In Chicago, bitter cold, below zero temperatures is keeping residents inside. Northern cities have implemented #codeblue an emergency plan to ensure residents are safe during cold temperatures and inclement weather during the winter