storms

Hail Storm Leaves Extensive Property Damage in Linden

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The storms that rolled through west Alabama early Tuesday morning — caused a lot of property damage in the city of Linden. The system produced a hail storm — that scared the daylights out of some residents — and caused extensive damage to vehicles. “I don’t think we could take another hit like this,” said…

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…

Governor Kay Ivey Tours Tornado Damage in Hale Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Governor Kay Ivey got a first-hand look at the damage from a tornado — that ripped through the Mason Bend Road community of Hale County last week. She toured the area Friday morning — and talked with victims. “These folks are devastated. I mean, all of a sudden they don’t have a place to put…

21 Tornadoes Hit Alabama Easter Sunday, More Expected Sunday

The National Weather Service says more than 100 tornadoes struck the South in a two-day outbreak that killed more than 30 people. Forecast teams checking for damage found 105 storm tracks that totaled more than 770 miles in all. The worst storm was a EF-4 tornado that was on the ground for nearly 68 miles and claimed seven lives in…

Severe Storms Hit the River Region

The Alabama News Network Weather Authority Team has had a busy week tracking two storm systems that moved through the River Region.  Monday’s storm left widespread damage behind in the city of Luvurne.  The National Weather Service says an EF-0 tornado touched down and that there were straight line winds of up to 90 mph.   Wednesday’s storms started in…

Luverne Residents Clean Up Storm Damage; NWS Confirms Tornado

The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday afternoon that an EF0 tornado touched down in the northern part of Crenshaw County during Monday’s severe weather. But the NWS is also saying that tornado formed out of a macroburst of straight line winds that measured between 70 and 90 mph. Officials with the NWS say that macroburst is to blame for much of…

EF0 Tornado Tears Through Andalusia RV Park

One of the homes in the RV Park was flipped over and smashed by the tornado. Storms are nothing new for Brian Jones. He was in an area hit by Hurricane Katrina, and didn’t think anything could be worse than that. After experiencing the tornado that tore through the Andalusia RV Park he lives in, he changed his mind. “Between…

Several Butler County Roads, Bridges Still Flooded from Recent Storms

Garland Rod. in Butler County is impassable due to heavy flooding. Storms moving across South Alabama left some Butler County roads and bridges flooded. Butler County officials recorded between seven and ten inches of rain from two days of storms. “We were fortunate, we didn’t have tornadoes touch down, we didn’t have anybody injured or… So we were fortunate is…

FEMA Funds Available to Flood Victims

Federal funding will soon be available to Alabamians affects by December flooding. Thursday, President Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 23-31, 2015. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and…