LEE COUNTY, Alabama — After preliminary reports showed more than a dozen tornadoes touched down Sunday in Georgia, Alabama and Florida, there's still a search for survivors in Alabama.
The death toll is now 23 and sheriff's officials fear the number could rise.
An Alabama coroner said at least three of the victims are children. The youngest known victim is 6-year-old A.J. Hernandez.
Before the child was positively identified, his mother, Kayla, posted to Facebook early Sunday evening, asking the public for help in finding him.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Hernandez's family as they prepare for a burial.
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Another person identified following the catastrophic event is Taylor Thornton. Lee-Scott Academy, the school Thornton attended, confirmed the fourth-grader was among the victims.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Thornton's family as they prepare for her burial.
Our thoughts are with their loved ones during this difficult time.
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