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Torrential Rains from Storms Cause Issues in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Folks in Dallas County — woke up to severe weather Tuesday morning. Torrential rain from the storm caused big problems in Selma. “It was some scary weather that came through our area,” said Rev. Otis Culliver. “It woke us up out of our sleep. The thunder was definitely booming, the lightning was flashing. And just…

Lightning Suspected in Apartment Fire on Bell Road

img-8822 IMG_8809 IMG_8811 img-8814 Montgomery Fire/Rescue spent part of Monday afternoon battling an apartment fire. The fire happened just before 4:00PM at the Elevate 5050 Apartments in the 5000 block of Bell Road. Lt. Jason Selman with Montgomery Fire/Rescue said fire investigators have not be able to get into the building to determine the cause of the fire, but due…

Safe from the Storm: Myths about Lightning

Lightning is a frequent part of severe weather, even routine summer thunderstorms. But myths about lightning are as common as seeing the bolts in the sky. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama, we want to shatter some of those myths — like whether you should crouch near the ground if you see lightning outdoors or whether lightning…