2008

12 Years Later: Remembering the EF-3 Tornado that Hit Prattville in 2008

Monday, February 17 marked the 12-year anniversary of an EF-3 tornado hitting Prattville. According to the National Weather Service, 50 people were injured and an estimated 200 homes and 40 businesses were damaged or destroyed during the storm. Winds were estimated to have been around 155 mph. The tornado also crossed into Elmore County near Millbrook.  No injuries or major…

Alabama Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008

Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate is 5.7%, down from June’s rate of 6.0%, and below July 2015’s rate of 6.1%. July’s rate represents 123,095 unemployed persons, compared to 130,298 in June and 130,098 in July 2015. “We continue to see decreases in Alabama’s unemployment rate, and increases in both of our…