Redland Road reopened after emergency repair work completed………

Posted at 10:00 p.m. on 6/23/17 – The Elmore County Highway Department completed emergency repairs to Redland Road this evening. As of 10:00 p.m. the road was back open to traffic. The County advises everyone to use caution as they travel this stretch of Redland Road as the repairs were intended to restore essential travel and may need additional work after normal traffic resumes.

The County Commission appreciates the patience of our citizens whose normal travel routes were interrupted today.

 

 

Redland Road closed at U.S. Hwy. 231 to Rifle Range Road – Be ready for detour!

Posted at 3:25 p.m. 6/23/2017 –

Redland Road is closed between U.S. Hwy. 231. and Rifle Range Road until further notice due the heavy rains that we seen over the last several days affecting a bridge approximately 1 mile from U.S. Hwy. 231. Motorists should use Jasmine Hill Road to Willow Springs Road to access Redland Road east of Rifle Range Road. Also, the Emerald Mountain Expressway toll bridge is open.

Safer Places open in Elmore County 6/22/2017 until 10:00 P.M.

Safer Places open in Elmore County during Tornado Watch until 10:00 P.M.

  Safer Place Open/Closed Hours of Operation  Address City Alabama Zip Code
1 Deatsville Fire Department Open When Tornado Watch is issued 6930 AL Hwy 143 Deatsville Alabama 36022
2 First Presbyterian – Wetumpka Open When Tornado Watch is issued 100 West Bridge Street Wetumpka Alabama 36092
3 Old County Courthouse Open When Tornado Watch is issued 100 East Commerce Street Wetumpka Alabama 36092
4 Redland Baptist Church  Open When Tornado Watch is issued 1266 Dozier Road Wetumpka Alabama 36093
5 Town of Eclectic – First Baptist Open when Tornado Watch is issued 290 1st Avenue Eclectic Alabama 36025
6 Town of Eclectic Courtroom Open When Tornado Watch is issued 145 Main Street Eclectic Alabama 36025
7 City of Tallassee – City Hall  Open When Tornado Watch is issued 3 Freeman Avenue Tallassee Alabama 36078
8 City of Tallassee – Police Dept Open When Tornado Watch is issued 213 Barnett Blvd Tallassee Alabama 36078
9 First Methodist Church Tallassee Open When Tornado Watch is issued Corner of Jordan Ave. and Barnett BLVD Tallassee Alabama 36078
10 Town of Elmore – FD Station 2 Open When Tornado Watch is issued 363 Fitzzpatrick Road Elmore Alabama 36024
11 Town of Elmore – Penny Parkway Open When Tornado Watch is issued 212 Penny Parkway Elmore Alabama 36024
12 Town of Elmore – Hwy 143 Open When Tornado Watch is issued 1245 Highway 143 Elmore Alabama 36024
13 Millbrook Baptist Church Open When Tornado Watch is issued 3431 Brown’s Road Millbrook Alabama 36054

Congratulations to Brock Long – New FEMA Administrator

We are very fortunate to have a friend and former resident of Elmore County as our FEMA Administrator in Washington D.C. now. Mr. Brock Long was confirmed yesterday by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 95-4 to be our next FEMA Administrator. We’re proud to see one of our former partners and friend in the role that can have tremendous impacts on how we are able to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to and recover from all major emergency and disaster situations.

Congratulations Brock!

Elmore County EMA

Tropical Weather for Elmore County

Tropical Weather Update:

The following information is from the National Weather Service in Birmingham, AL. Please find the current Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO) and the current graphic on TS Cindy’s location and projected path. Though we will not feel the full effects of Cindy’s wind. We will still see heavy bands of rainfall from 1 to 1-1/2 inches of rain per day across the region. With totals of 2 – 4 inches of rain possible in Central Alabama through Thursday evening.

Elmore County EMA will continue to monitor this Tropical event and will send out updates as necessary.  For Hurricane Preparedness Information check our website at: www.elmorecoema.com

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

1201 PM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the

National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…This Afternoon and Tonight.

There is a low confidence threat for localized flooding through

tonight as moderate to heavy rains will be possible along and south

of a line from Fayette to Jacksonville.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday.

Several bands of moderate to heavy rains will be possible through

Thursday across all of Central Alabama. Confidence is low in exactly

where the bands will set up during the period.

On Thursday and Friday we will see an increase in instability during

the heating of the day as the a low pressure system moves closer to

the area. This will provide the potential for brief tornadoes and

damaging winds. The highest chances will be along and west of

Interstate 65. There is still time for changes in confidence so stay

tuned.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed

from Thursday through Friday due to the multiple threats across the area.