CNN reports “Alabama Sheriff on Tornadoes”. He said, “Never seen this level of destruction, ever”.
I visited this area in May 2014.
There may have been ten tornadoes on the ground at once early Sunday night. One wedge tornado ½ mile wide was on the ground for 65 miles, passing north of Columbus GA and Fort Benning (where people took shelter in a bowling alley).
Auburn University and other more populated areas were spared.
So far, 23 deaths reported.
Chad Meyers made a comparison to the April 1974 outbreak in Ohio. For a while the largest tornado reached 170 mph, EF4.
If I had inherited a house in a more storm-prone area I would have had to be prepared for this.