alabama severe weather

Severe Weather Awareness Week Is Underway in Alabama

Source: Lauren Goldman Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed this week as Alabama Severe Weather Awareness Week. This leads up to the state sales tax holiday weekend on severe weather preparedness items, which takes place from Feb. 21-23. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, everyone is encouraged to conduct a personal tornado safety drill. The National Weather Service says this drill will be…

Update: Marengo Co. EMA Releases Name of Person Killed in Storm

What remains of mobile home struck by overnight storm in Marengo County — Photo from Alabama News Network Marengo County Emergency Management Agency Director Kevin McKinney has confirmed to Alabama News Network the identity of the person killed in an overnight storm. McKinney says Anita Rembert was killed. She was in a mobile home with Curtis Rembert and three children…

Strong Storms Bring Down Trees and Power Lines

A tree is down on the campus of Alabama State University after today’s storms. A quick-moving line of storms brought down trees and power lines in various spots in Montgomery and elsewhere. Early this afternoon, Alabama Power reported more than 18,000 of its customers were without electricity in Central Alabama. Power was out to the Alabama News Network studios on…

Alabama Sales Tax Holiday on Severe Weather Items Underway

The Alabama sales tax holiday on severe weather items is underway from now through Sunday, Feb. 24. This event is designed to help Alabamians prepare themselves for severe weather season. Selected gear, supplies and equipment will be exempt from the state’s 4% state sales tax. In addition, some cities and counties will drop their local sales tax on those same items. It means…

Alabama Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday Runs Through Sunday

The state of Alabama is observing its annual sales tax holiday on severe weather preparedness items from February 23-25. This means certain equipment, gear and supplies will be exempt from the state’s 4% sales tax. Some counties and cities are dropping their local taxes as well, meaning shoppers in some areas won’t pay any sales tax on those items through…