Severe Weather

Storm Shelters Impacted by COVID-19

The Coronavirus outbreak will impact storm shelters in our area. Autauga County EMA Director Ernie Baggett tells Alabama News Network that fewer people will be allowed into the county’s shelters because of social distancing.  The county has two FEMA rated shelters at Boone’s Chapel and Posey’s Crossroads Baptist Church, but as of now Baggett says they will not be open…

Severe Weather: Elmore County Storm Opening If Needed Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Elmore County EMA says the “Safer Places” storm shelter will open if needed. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many people have questioned if storms shelter would be open with storms looming. The government has issued several social distancing orders and that has people concerned when it comes to storm shelters. The Elmore County EMA has released the…

Extra: Emergency Call: Alabama

Alabama lawmakers are exploring a new statewide emergency notification system this legislative session. The proposal making its way through the state legislature would give all county EMAs a base level notification system.  This would include text and call alerts of severe weather notifications from the National Weather Service. The legislation has the support of Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth and the…

One Dead, One Injured in Marengo Co. During Severe Weather

Marengo County EMA Director Kevin McKinney has confirmed that one person has died and another has been injured from storm damage early Thursday morning. He tells us this is near the intersection of Highway 43 and County Road 54. He says there are a couple of mobile homes that are destroyed. They are still assessing the damage and we are working…

Local School Closings & Delays

The threat for severe weather on Thursday has prompted some local school systems to delay the start of classes or to close. Here is the latest list: Bullock County Schools – closed Coosa County Schools – two-hour delay Crenshaw County Public Schools – closed Crenshaw Christian Academy – closed Chilton County Schools – two-hour delay East Memorial Christian Academy –…

Recovery Begins After Storms that Kill 11 in Midwest, South

In this image taken from video, emergency personnel survey the damage from toppled trees in this Greenville, Miss., neighborhood, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, as severe storms swept across parts of the U.S. South. The storms are blamed for a number of deaths, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered a large area of the South. (Faith Alford/WABG via AP)…

Officials: 3 Dead in Alabama, Bringing Storm Death Toll to 7

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Macon County Residents Prepare for Potential Severe Weather

We are getting ready for potentially severe storms this weekend. Tornadoes are possible, which means now is the time to prepare- especially for residents living in mobile homes. You have probably heard at some point in your life that mobile homes are not safe during tornadoes. Officials say that if you live in a mobile home that it’s best to…

Severe Weather Storm Shelter Locations

ELMORE COUNTY: Open when GREEN Shoal Creek Baptist Church Elmore County Courthouse – Downtown Tallassee City Hall First Presbyterian Church Redland Baptist Church Tallassee Police Department Deatsville Volunteer Fire Department Town of Elmore Fire Station 2 Town of Elmore – Penny Parkway Town of Elmore – 1245 AL Hwy 143 Millbrook Baptist First Baptist Church – Eclectic Eclectic Police Station…

Dallas County EMA Announces Storm Shelters Across County

Dallas County EMA Director Toya Stiles has announced a list of storm shelters opening across the county.   Burnsville (behind Fire Station) 8609 Alabama Highway 14 E, Selma, AL 36703 Orrville (behind Keith High School) 1274 Co Rd 115, Orrville, AL 36767  City Shelter: 1609 JL Chestnut Ave, Selma, AL Tipton (Jim Minor Garden Homes) 2534 Brown Street, Selma, AL 36701  Valley…