hurricane zeta

Some Local Homeowners Are Eligible to Seek Federal Hurricane Zeta Aid

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency is asking Alabama News Network and other broadcasters to help spread the word that federal help may be available if you had damage during Hurricane Zeta. If your primary home is in Clarke, Dallas, Marengo, Mobile, Perry, Washington or Wilcox counties and you had damage from Hurricane Zeta, you are eligible to apply for FEMA…

Top 8 Local News Stories for 2020 from Alabama News Network

  2020 is a year to remember, although most people would rather forget everything that happened this year. Alabama News Network has released its annual list of the Top 8 local stories of the year. While we normally don’t rank our stories in order — because what’s important to some people may not be as important to everyone — but…

Find Out What 13 Alabama Counties Were Declared Hurricane Zeta Disaster Areas

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate announces that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 13 Alabama counties as primary disaster areas, due to damage and losses caused by Hurricane Zeta that occurred from October 28 through October 29. USDA reviewed the Loss Assessment Reports and determined that there were sufficient production losses to warrant a Secretarial natural disaster…

3 Weeks Later, Alabama Still Waits on Federal Relief for Zeta Damage

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – More than three weeks after Hurricane Zeta barreled across the Southeast, Alabama is still waiting on a federal disaster declaration and the emergency relief that comes with it. On Wednesday a FEMA official said the Alabama governor’s office hadn’t made an official disaster declaration request connected to the Oct. 28 storm. The governor’s office referred comments…

Over 20 Tons of Food Given Away to People in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– More than twenty tons of food was given away to over a thousand people in Selma — to help them feed their families. Thirty pound boxes of food were handed out in a drive thru food giveaway Thursday morning — at Bloch Park. The food boxes included fresh fruit — vegetables — meat — milk…

Selma Mayor James Perkins Tackles Several Issues in His First Week

Selma Mayor James Perkins has addressed several issues in his first week back in office. He held a news conference this morning to provide updates since his swearing in ceremony on Monday. Some residents are still without electricity after Hurricane Zeta crossed Alabama last week. ‘Everything that we need to do specific to FEMA, to our insurance and our claims,…

Central Alabama Electric Co-op Says All Power Restored Following Hurricane Zeta

Central Alabama Electric Cooperative (CAEC) says it has completed restoration efforts after Hurricane Zeta ripped through the co-op’s 10-county service territory the morning of October 29, leaving approximately 37,000 members without power.  The final repair work was finished last night. CAEC says Zeta’s winds of more than 60 mph broke nearly 500 poles and left behind countless downed spans of…

Chilton County Man Dies in Weekend House Fire

A Chilton County man was killed in a house fire over the weekend. 66-year-old Maplesville resident Charles Douglas Seales died in a house fire Saturday. Chilton County Coroner Aaron Ellison said at the time of the fire, the residence was without power due to Hurricane Zeta-related damage. Ellison said it was believed that Seales was using candles for light in…

Power Crews Still Working to Restore Electricity after Hurricane Zeta

Central Alabama Electric Cooperative says its crews continue their restoration efforts after Hurricane Zeta ripped through the co-op’s 10-county service territory Thursday morning, leaving more than 36,550 members without power. More than 200 lineworkers are working to restore power, which includes assistance from cooperatives and contractors from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Georgia. As of Sunday morning, more than 27,000 services…

Some Schools to Remain Closed Friday

Hurricane Zeta may be long gone from Alabama, but the aftermath is causing some school systems to close again on Friday. Autauga County Schools, Butler County Schools and Elmore County Schools will be closed. Pike Road Schools will be teaching remotely. The reason is the widespread power outages and other issues the storm caused. The schools plan to reopen Monday….