Tornado

Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis looks back on 2021

Like all communities, Wetumpka had to navigate the coronavirus pandemic this year. And on top of that, they are still recovering from a tornado that hit in 2019. However, despite these challenges, Wetumpka may have experienced one of its biggest years of growth.

10 Year Anniversary of the EF-4 Tornado that Hit Elmore County

Today marks the ten year anniversary of the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak in Alabama. On that day, a series of storms across the state demolished homes, tore down trees, and claimed hundreds of lives. Governor Ivey has proclaimed today as a Day of Remembrance in Alabama. It’s been a decade since that tornado outbreak killed more than 250 people…

Weather service: 7 Tornadoes Hit Alabama, Killing At Least 5

The National Weather Service says Alabama has been hit by as many as seven suspected tornadoes in a day of violent weather that left at least five people dead. Meteorologist John De Block in Birmingham says radar indicates one twister began in southwest Alabama and carved a path of destruction for 100 miles, staying on the ground for well over…

EF-2 Tornado Damages Billingsley Home

There were several homes that were damaged by an EF-2 tornado that stuck the Billingsley community Wednesday night, while some homes were completely destroyed other homes sustained minimal damage. Carol Carter’s family home where her parents still reside was one of those damaged homes. Carol’s mother and father were safely inside the house when the tornado brought down pine trees…

WATCH: Possible Tornado Caught on Camera in Demopolis

Alabama News Network was on the air live when we caught what appeared to be a tornado forming near downtown Demopolis on our Alfa Insurance Camera Network in Demopolis. Marengo County was under a tornado warning at the time and we were tracking the storm on radar shortly after 2 p.m. Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler and Meteorologist Ryan Stinnett tracked…

WATCH: Possible Funnel Cloud Caught on Camera Near Selma

Alabama News Network was on the air live when we caught what looked like a funnel cloud on our Alfa Insurance Camera Network in Selma. Dallas County was under a tornado warning at the time and we were tracking the storm on radar at around 12:30 p.m. Meteorologist Ryan Stinnett and Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler tracked the storm as it…