alabama tornadoes

NWS Teams Surveying Alabama Tornado Damage from March 25 Storms

A house is destroyed after a tornado touched down south of Birmingham in the Eagle Point community Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) Teams from the National Weather Service have started surveying the damage from the storms that hit Alabama on Thursday to determine whether they were caused by tornadoes, and if so, how strong they were. So far,…

Survey Teams Confirm Several Tornadoes Hit Our Area Wednesday and Thursday

Survey teams from the National Weather Service are working to confirm that tornadoes touched down in our area during the severe weather outbreak on Wednesday, March 17, and into the overnight hours of Thursday, March 18. So far, they have identified several tornadoes. The storms caused property damage but did not result in any fatalities. Here is a rundown of…

Safe from the Storm: April 27, 2011 Tornadoes, 10 Years Later

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Alabama News Network is remembering the deadly April 27, 2011, tornadoes with the help of Bluewater Meteorologist Rich Thomas. It has been 10 years since that terrible day. Alabama was at the epicenter of the biggest tornado outbreak in U.S. history. There were 216 tornadoes in all and 348 deaths in six states. In…

21 Tornadoes Hit Alabama Easter Sunday, More Expected Sunday

The National Weather Service says more than 100 tornadoes struck the South in a two-day outbreak that killed more than 30 people. Forecast teams checking for damage found 105 storm tracks that totaled more than 770 miles in all. The worst storm was a EF-4 tornado that was on the ground for nearly 68 miles and claimed seven lives in…

Safe from the Storm: How Alabama Prepares for Hurricanes

In Alabama, hurricane preparations start long before a storm enters the Gulf of Mexico.  Emergency officials have a response plan in place months before a hurricane season starts. The governor and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency routinely go through their hurricane response plan at the state EMA headquarters in Clanton. From the Alabama EMA, county EMAs from the coastal areas…

Titus Church Members Counting Their Blessings After Thursday’s Tornadoes

The National Weather Service confirmed that at least six tornaodes hit Alabama on Thursday. The strongest one was an EF-2 that hit the Titus community in Elmore County. Sunday, members of New Home Baptist Church attended the first church services since the tornado hit. Some did did suffer some damage to homes and property, but they’re relying on their faith…

Shane Butler Shows You Lee County Tornadoes on Radar

Alabama News Network Weather Authority Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler tracked the tornadoes that caused the fatalities and damage in Lee County as they were happening this afternoon. He was Live on CBS 8 and ABC 32. Tonight, he took time to show what those storms looked like on radar, before anyone had gotten reports of the touchdowns and devastation. The…