alabama tornado

Severe Storm Damages Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County

Photo: Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources A severe storm, possibly a tornado, has brought damage to Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County. At nearly 10,000 acres. it’s the largest park in the state. The park had widespread tree damage in areas near Alabama Highway 119, as well as damage to the park’s campground and cable skiing areas….

Five Deaths Confirmed in Calhoun County Following Severe Storms

According to reports, three people have died as a result of severe weather storms in Calhoun County Thursday afternoon. The deaths were confirmed by Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade. Several people were also injured as a result of the storm. Multiple structure were damaged during the storm in Ohatchee along River Road. Local agencies are assisting with a search and…

Tornado Watch Until 8PM; Autauga, Coosa and Tallapoosa Counties Added

  Alabama News Network is tracking severe weather that will be moving across Alabama from now through tonight. Our Weather Authority team of meteorologists says to prepare for severe weather, which could include the threat for tornadoes in some areas. A Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch is in effect until 8PM for part of the Alabama News Network viewing…

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…

Tornado Touches Down in Marengo County

Source: Lauren Goldman << This is a picture sent by a viewer of a tornado touching down near Highway 80 near the Westrock Paper Mill. At 9 PM Monday night, Marengo County EMA told us there is damage five to six miles west of Demopolis on Highway 80. Three injuries have been reported, 12 homes are reported damaged and an…

Wetumpka Tornado: Six Months Later

It’s been six months since an EF-2 tornado hit near downtown Wetumpka. The tornado, which touched down on Saturday, Jan. 19, caused extensive damage to First Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, the city police department and many homes. Today, you can see that there has been a lot of cleanup, though signs of the storm remain. Much of the debris…

Lessons Learned from Lee County Tornado

Emergency officials from across the state have been in Prattville for three days for the 2019 Alabama Disaster Preparedness Conference. Today, one of the topics discussed was what can be learned from the EF-4 tornado that hit Lee County in March. Meteorologists determined that the tornado brought 170 mph winds and left a track almost a mile wide. The storm…

Confirmed: Small Tornado Touches Down in Dallas County

The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-0 tornado struck Dallas County in yesterday’s round of rain. The storm brought damage to a home. A survey team says the tornado was very brief and was part of a what is being called a low-topped convective shower. The tornado touched down near the Potter Station community in northern Dallas County around…

More Than 800 Seek FEMA Aid After Deadly Alabama Tornado

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The government says hundreds of people have sought federal aid since a tornado killed nearly two dozen people in east Alabama this spring. A statement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency says 817 homeowners and renters have applied for disaster assistance since the March 3 twister. More than $1.2 million has gone to Lee County residents…