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Dallas County Officials Preparing for Hurricane Sally

As Hurricane Sally begins to move inland, Dallas county officials are preparing for flooding. ‘Right now we’re monitoring the direction of Hurricane Sally,” Dallas county EMA Director Toya Stiles says, “also we are monitoring the river gauges at the Alabama River as well as the Cahaba river and if we have to evacuate citizens in low-line areas and areas that…

Frazer Church Funds Three Bus Stop Shelters

Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery has raised money to provide shelters at three Montgomery bus stops.  Now the church is urging other churches, businesses and non-profits to do the same. “We noticed that our friends and neighbors who take the city buses often had to wait out in the sun and rain. Providing shelter for them seemed like…

Alabama County Seeks Funds to Help Residents Build Shelters

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama community struck by a deadly tornado in March is seeking federal funding to help its residents to build storm shelters. The Lee County Commission is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to include the county as part of a grant program. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that the federal program gives storm survivors the opportunity…

Dallas Co. Churches Provide Shelter to Hurricane Victims

From the West Alabama Newsroom- Churches in Dallas County are offering help to hurricane victims by providing temporary shelter for people in the area who need it. Church leaders are providing a warm, dry place for victims of Hurricane Irma. No Limit Church in Valley Grande has the space to accommodate about fifty people. The church is also providing victims…

Irma Evacuees Take Shelter At Alabama State University

Local Shelters continue to house those who have traveled to the area to avoid Tropical Storm Irma. Alabama State University has been working with the American Red Cross to take in evacuees at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome. The Acadome has been open as a shelter since last Thursday, and since then close to 200 people have come through its doors. One…