alabama tornado

New Tornado Watches Until 4AM and 6AM

The National Weather Service has issued new Tornado Watches for part of the Alabama News Network viewing area. The following counties are under a Tornado Watch until 4AM CDT Monday: BALDWIN BUTLER CONECUH COVINGTON CRENSHAW ESCAMBIA MOBILE The following counties are under a Tornado Watch until 6AM CDT Monday: BARBOUR COFFEE DALE GENEVA HENRY HOUSTON PIKE A Tornado Watch means…

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…

Storm Fatalities Reported in Lee County

Photo from damage in Beauregard, Alabama. (From WRBL) Alabama News Network is on the scene in Lee County, where multiple fatalities have been reported in the wake of the severe storms and likely tornadoes that moved through the state earlier this afternoon. The fatalities are reported in the Beauregard area of Lee County, well south of Auburn/Opelika. A tornado may…