hurricane michael

Safe from the Storm: Remembering Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael will forever be remembered on the Gulf Coast. The Category 5 hurricane hit the Panama City, Florida, area in October 2018, bringing devastation that was experienced far inland, including in Alabama. Here is a look at what we’ve learned from that storm, from Alabama News Network Weather Authority Meteorologist Ben Lang. Categories: Safe From the Storm Tags: 2018…

Children of The Storm on The Gulf Coast

Weeks after Michael, many children were still stuck in shelters.

By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Experts say Hurricane Michael and its aftermath have been especially troubling for the children of the storm, many too young to understand the Category 4 monster that smashed across the Florida Panhandle in October. Sometimes toddlers refuse to eat. Children can be irritable and others cry. Says Tiffany Harris, one mother with children uprooted by…

More damage from Hurricane Michael: Timberland

Most Alabama damage was in SouthEast Counties

From the Alabama Forestry Commission: Alabama Power Co. photo shows employees clearing downed trees. Timber Damage from Hurricane Michael   “In the wake of Hurricane Michael, many Alabama landowners are finding that their forests have been devastated. Strike teams from the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) were immediately mobilized to assist with road clearing and debris removal. The agency is currently…

ALDOT Officials Expect Delays To Continue Along Evacuation Routes

As Hurricane Michael evacuees continue to wait out the storm in Central Alabama, Alabama’s Department of Transportation (ALDOT) says you can expect some delays on the roadways. Major routes in Southeast Alabama including Highway 231, 331 and 431 and Alabama Highway 167 were congested leading up to Hurricane Michael’s landfall Thursday afternoon. Thousands traveled into Central Alabama from the Florida…

Covington County Preparing For The Threat of Hurricane Michael

It has been a busy week for the the Covington County Emergency Management Agency, as the arrival of Hurricane Michael looms. County officials are getting ready should the bad weather affect the area. They’re warning the public to remain cautious through the next few days. “Well, this morning we got all of our agencies together and went over our plans…

Southeast Alabama Put Under Tropical Storm Watch

Part of the Alabama News Network viewing area is under a Tropical Storm Watch until further notice. This is in advance of the expected landfall of Hurricane Michael on the Florida panhandle in the middle part of the week. The Tropical Storm Watch includes the following counties in our area: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw and Dale. The Wiregrass are…

Michael continues to weaken and move away from us!

Hurricane Michael continues to weaken with max sustained winds now down to 90 mph near the center.  Tropical storm force winds (39 mph+) will be possible mainly over our southeastern counties (Pike & Bullock). Michael will move rapidly northeastward this evening and our weather will quickly improve overnight  and early Thursday morning. We’re finally going to get a taste of Fall…