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Drought Conditions Worsen in Alabama

Drought conditions are worsening in Alabama, with the entire state feeling the effects of dry weather. Statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor show all of Alabama is abnormally dry, and 4.2 million Alabama residents live in areas that are experiencing drought. Conditions are worst in central Alabama, where much of Tuscaloosa and Jefferson counties have an extreme drought….

Friday School Closings and Delays

Several school systems have canceled classes Friday due to continued issues with icy roads: – Auburn University Montgomery – Alexander City Schools – Autauga Co. Schools – Bethany Christian Academy – opening at 10 AM – Bullock Co. Schools – Butler Co. Schools – Conecuh Co. Schools – Coosa Co. Schools – Crenshaw Co. Schools – Dallas Co. Schools –…

“Slow” President’s Day at Lake Martin

Blue skies, sunshine, and warm weather…the perfect recipe for a day out at the lake. Many spent part of their long weekend at Lake Martin, but there were very few out on Monday. Lynn Naile owner of Nail’s Convenience Store says she usually gets a good amount of business from lake goers on national and state holidays. But President’s Day…

Staying Safe During Severe Weather

It’s good to learn a few new ways to stay safe during severe weather season. The Autauga County EMA is offering a few tips to help everyone stay safe. There are several ways you can stay safe during tornados and other storms, such as always having an escape route planned and knowing the safest spots in your home. But EMA…

Weekly Drought Monitor: Increasingly Dry

1/3 of state is suffering from an "exceptional" drought

One-third of Alabama is now in what is called an “exceptional” drought—the most serious level. The Weekly Drought Monitor map. The deepest red is the most serious stage of drought, “exceptional drought”.       Categories: Montgomery, News, Statewide Tags: drought, weather

Fall Allergies Sticking Around through Dry Weather

Spring is usually the season associated with seasonal allergies, but doctors say they can affect people whenever the seasons change, including the fall. People affected by fall allergies might think they have a cold at first. The symptoms are similar: runny or stuffy noses, watery or itchy eyes, and sore throats among other things. These symptoms, however, are caused by new…

Warmer Weather Brings Scaly Visitors

Now that most schools are out and summer break has started, it’s time to remember that with the summer heat comes a danger that may be lurking in your backyard. They could slither up on anyone, and when you least expect it you could be a venomous snake’s next victim. With more people roaming outdoors and enjoying the summer, it’s all…

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…