Law Enforcement Requested to Assist with Recovery in Lee County

Thursday, March 7, 2019


Several law enforcement agencies and personnel from Calhoun County are making their way to Lee County to assist with tornado relief efforts. It’s been three days since the tornado make its way through Beauregard, devastating the entire community. The EF-4 tornado destroyed dozens of homes while taking the lives of 23 people.


Earlier today, Calhoun Emergency Management Officials got a call requesting more law enforcement assistance in Lee County. Sheriff Matthew Wade says his deputies and other personnel are happy to help in any way they can. Volunteers with the American Red Cross in the Alabama Region have been doing everything they can for storm victims since Sunday.


They have been handing out cleaning supplies, food, clothing and other items to those affected by the recent tornado. So far, hundreds of thousands of items have been donated to the Red Cross. With there currently being a limited amount of storage areas for anymore supplies, Red Cross of Alabama encourages those of you who want to donate do so by either donating your time, or making a financial donation.


To find out more on what you can do to help, visit You can also text “Red Cross” to 90999.


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