Five Year Anniversary of April 27, 2011 Tornadoes

Large area of pavement scoured from a road in Phil Campbell.

 

MONTGOMERY – Secretary of State John Merrill issued the following statement on the five year anniversary of the April 27, 2011 tornadoes.

 

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Weather Alert Cancelled for the Shoals

Winter weather

 

 

The Winter Weather Advisory has been canceled for portions of the area, however remains in effect for Southern Tenn and Northeast Alabama.

 

 

 

 

Winter Storm Preparation Checklist

A safety checklist from The National Institute of Fire and Safety Training.

Winter Safety

Stay informed and know the weather approaching so you are prepared for whatever may be coming your way.

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Steve Harvey: It’s Snowing Outside

Troopers urge caution: Icy roads possible

 

 

MUSCLE SHOALS– Winter weather precipitation forecasted for northern portions of Alabama may cause icy roads and hazardous driving conditions.

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Info for residents with septic tanks and private wells during floods

 

During heavy rains and floods such as those currently being experienced in Alabama, the ground can become saturated. Residents who use an onsite sewage disposal system (a septic tank system) may be experiencing performance problems due to these rain-soaked conditions.

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Dam Closed Because of Weather

If your travel plans include crossing Wilson Dam within the next few days, you will need to revise your trip. Wilson Dam will be closed to vehicular traffic from 2:30 p.m. today (12/30) until 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4. The forecasted low temperatures could cause icing on the bridge.

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On this date in 1963

From Colbert County Tourism,

Fifty two years ago today, the weather forecast called for cold rain, possibly mixed with a little sleet, in north Alabama.

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Flooding in the Shoals

Red Cross Seeks Help, Provides Critical Assistance Across Multiple States After Tornadoes, Flooding Force Thousands from their Homes

 

The American Red Cross launched a massive relief response across multiple states in the wake of deadly storms which have been hammering communities across most of the country since before the Christmas holiday.

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