TALBOTTON, GA (CBS46) -- Multiple large tornadoes tore through parts of Alabama and Georgia Sunday afternoon and evening leaving a path of death and destruction.
The hardest hit area appeared to be Lee County, Alabama where multiple people were killed. According to WRBL, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Georgia, 10 people were killed by the tornado that struck Lee County.
Tornado now https://t.co/qsNA3zpsZN— Jeff Piotrowski (@Jeff_Piotrowski) March 3, 2019
Closer to the Atlanta area, the cleanup will be arduous for those impacted by a tornado that touched down in Talbot County.
CBS46's Jasmina Alston arrived in the area and found destruction everywhere.
Scott Fillmer, who lived in the area, showed the destruction to his property and surrounding area.
This was by far the hardest hit area on our road, Capps’ (Of the local famous Capps Sausage) house in the distance looks destroyed, cars are flipped, every tree in this swath is gone. #Tornado in Beauregard. @spann pic.twitter.com/UkgRiIwyVH— Scott Fillmer (@scottfillmer) March 3, 2019
Debris is just everywhere... parts to people’s houses, random mattress in our driveway, trees down everywhere I can look, power lines down everywhere. LR100 is impassable for sure. #tornado @spann pic.twitter.com/wSz9dlHeej— Scott Fillmer (@scottfillmer) March 3, 2019
Our power lines are under these two massive trees... debris is basically everywhere. Sirensare still blaring everywhere. The cliche of it sounds like a freight train coming is no joke. #tornado pic.twitter.com/lXJZX6Lrsz— Scott Fillmer (@scottfillmer) March 3, 2019
Frick that tornado went right over our property/house, I’ve got someone else’s fence posts everywhere, lost huge trees... heard the freight train coming, felt the pressure drop. Closer than I ever want to be again. #Tornado #Beauregard pic.twitter.com/F6UGld2jqv— Scott Fillmer (@scottfillmer) March 3, 2019
Numerous tornado watches and warnings were issued for counties in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina throughout the afternoon and evening.
The threat for the Atlanta region has passed.
CBS46 will continue to monitor weather in our 9 and 11 pm newscast.