Mobile, Ala., Mar 4, 2019 / 15:47 pm
Various storms spawned deadly tornadoes on Sunday, killing at least 23 people in central Alabama and causing more destruction through Georgia and Florida.
"Priests were present at the hospital yesterday to minister to the injured and their families," Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile said in a March 4 statement to CNA.
"I am asking for prayers for all who lost their lives in the catastrophic tornadoes which occurred yesterday in the Archdiocese of Mobile and for those who have suffered from the devastating damage to homes and businesses," he said.
Lee County, Ala. suffered all the reported fatalities, the New York Times said. More than ten people were unaccounted for, and the death toll is expected to rise.