UPDATE: 23 killed after multiple tornadoes touch down in single Alabama county

The death toll has now climbed to 23, according to Lee County Sheriff. That number could rise because two people are in intensive care.

More than 10 people are dead after at least two tornadoes hit Lee County Sunday afternoon, according to the Lee County sheriff.

The sheriff didn’t give any details about the locations or circumstances of the deaths.

The Lee County coroner said he has requested assistance from the state mortuary response team.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Lee County EMA said the worst of the damage was near Beauregard, and there were two confirmed fatalities in that area.

According to family members on the scene, an 8-year-old girl in Beauregard is among the dead.

EMA officials said they are still assessing the damage and injuries in the Beauregard area and lots of first responders are on the scene.