FLOODING

Alabama National Guard to Assist in Harvey Rescue Efforts

Rescue boats fill Tidwell Rd. as they help flood victims evacuate as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced Monday Alabama’s National Guard will help with rescue efforts in Houston, Texas. According to her office, the Governor has authorized Alabama Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon to send two…

Alabama Schools in Flood Danger

PEW report identifies flood-prone schools

The non-profit PEW Charitable Trusts are out with a report identifying schools in danger of flooding. The report includes an interactive map of Alabama with a list of the number of schools in each county that is in a flood danger area. The Dallas County School system has the largest number of those schools—three of the system’s 22 schools. Montgomery…

Flooding Leads to Travel Problems in Prattville

Several inches of rain has fallen in Prattville this morning, leading to several reports of flash flooding. That has prompted the Autauga Co. Emergency Management Agency to close a roadway and issue advisories for other highways. The EMA has closed Autauga County Road 47. In addition, it has reported that parts of U.S. Highway 82 near the 82 Auto Parts…

Flash Flooding in Parts of Montgomery

flood4 flood1 flood2 flood3 A slow-moving section of rain left parts of Montgomery flooded this morning. The flash flooding was concentrated mainly in an area of Cloverdale and extended northward toward Prattville. These images are from Cloverdale, where the water was a few inches deep over intersections, yards and other low-lying areas. Stay with Alabama News Network and the Weather…

Flooding Raises Student Safety Concerns at R.C. Hatch High School

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A recurring issue with flooding is forcing staff and students at a Uniontown school to pick up and move for their own safety. More than a hundred students from Pre-K to 1st grade are in classes located under the gym at R.C. Hatch High School in Uniontown. The flooding has raised concerns about student health…

Several Butler County Roads, Bridges Still Flooded from Recent Storms

Garland Rod. in Butler County is impassable due to heavy flooding. Storms moving across South Alabama left some Butler County roads and bridges flooded. Butler County officials recorded between seven and ten inches of rain from two days of storms. “We were fortunate, we didn’t have tornadoes touch down, we didn’t have anybody injured or… So we were fortunate is…

Storms Threaten Damage, Flooding As They Push Across South

Severe weather was expected to bring a variety of threats to parts of the Deep South through the night. Thousands of power outages were reported in the New Orleans area, where a tornado watch remained in effect early Monday afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says 6.9 million people in large parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and south Alabama…

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Alabama to Close Soon

The U.S. Small Business Administration is closing the four Disaster Loan Outreach Centers that opened following major flooding last year around Alabama. Flooding victims have until 3 p.m. Thursday, February 4 to access the centers. Officials say the centers are closing due to decrease in activity. The centers were set up in four counties, including Montgomery County, following flooding that…

FEMA Funds Available to Flood Victims

Federal funding will soon be available to Alabamians affects by December flooding. Thursday, President Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 23-31, 2015. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and…

Loans Available for Victims of December Flooding

Bentley says loans are available through the Federal Small Business Administration for victims of the flooding event in December

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says loans administered through the federal Small Business Administration are available to help victims of late December storms repair damage to their property. Bentley said in a statement Friday that low-interest loan assistance has been approved for more than 20 counties — including Jefferson, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa — based on damage assessments…