Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been Extended

Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been Extended until 6:45 PM

 

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
554 PM CDT MON MAR 25 2019

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  SOUTHWESTERN TALLAPOOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT.

* AT 554 PM CDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER SANTUCK, OR 7
  MILES SOUTH OF EQUALITY, MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

  HAZARD...70 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT CONSIDERABLE 
           TREE DAMAGE. WIND DAMAGE IS ALSO LIKELY TO MOBILE HOMES, 
           ROOFS, AND OUTBUILDINGS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  TALLASSEE, ECLECTIC, MARTIN DAM, LIBERTY CITY, REEVES AIRPORT,
  WESTERN LAKE MARTIN, TALLAPOOSA CITY, SOUTHERN LAKE MARTIN,
  KOWALIGA BRIDGE, EASTERN LAKE MARTIN, CLAUD, YATES DAM, REELTOWN
  AND YATES RESERVOIR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

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LAT...LON 3260 8571 3258 8572 3258 8580 3249 8580
      3249 8584 3257 8608 3275 8601 3276 8601
      3279 8600 3269 8570 3260 8570
TIME...MOT...LOC 2254Z 288DEG 37KT 3265 8610 

HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...70MPH

Elmore County Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 6:15 PM

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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
530 PM CDT MON MAR 25 2019

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ELMORE AL-COOSA AL-
530 PM CDT MON MAR 25 2019

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 PM CDT
FOR NORTHERN ELMORE AND SOUTHERN COOSA COUNTIES...

AT 530 PM CDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER WELONA, OR 13
MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROCKFORD, MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD...70 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PING PONG BALL SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OUTDOORS WILL BE INJURED. EXPECT HAIL 
         DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, WINDOWS, AND VEHICLES. EXPECT 
         CONSIDERABLE TREE DAMAGE. WIND DAMAGE IS ALSO LIKELY TO 
         MOBILE HOMES, ROOFS, AND OUTBUILDINGS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
EQUALITY, ECLECTIC, SPEED, PENTONVILLE, SANTUCK, TITUS, WEOKA MILLS,
JORDAN LAKE, WELONA, TEN CEDAR ESTATES, KOWALIGA BRIDGE, HIGGINS
FERRY PARK, DEXTER, WESTERN LAKE MARTIN, MITCHELL LAKE, SOUTHERN LAKE
MARTIN, CLAUD, CENTRAL AND MITCHELL DAM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

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LAT...LON 3257 8607 3268 8641 3275 8641 3275 8638
      3282 8646 3283 8646 3285 8645 3286 8646
      3287 8648 3279 8600 3275 8601 3275 8597
      3277 8597 3277 8596 3275 8594
TIME...MOT...LOC 2230Z 290DEG 37KT 3274 8637 

HAIL...1.50IN
WIND...70MPH

Elmore County Disaster Relief Fund Is Activated!

Elmore County Disaster Relief Fund

The Elmore County Disaster Relief Fund, originally created in April 2011, has been activated to assist impacted residents from the Holtville and Titus area from the recent tornado on March 14, 2019 to help meet their unmet needs.

In partnership with the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF), all funds donated directly to the Elmore County Disaster Relief Fund or funds donated through the CACF for tornado relief will be administered by this group of volunteer individuals. Individuals impacted by the event may make application by email disasterrelief@elmoreco.org or by mailing the application to PO Box 1060, Wetumpka, AL 36092.

Individuals or groups wishing to donate to the Elmore County Disaster Relief Fund may do so by one of two ways:

  1. Visit a branch of First Community Bank, Primesouth Bank or River Bank and Trust; or
  2. Visit cacfinfo.org and donate to the Elmore County Disaster Relief Fund.

Here is a copy of the application and donation flyer.

What’s New with the Elmore County Commission

Severe Weather Threat for Elmore County – Sunday, March 2, 2019

As of 4:45 P.M., March 2, 2019

This is the most recent update from the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, about the Treat of Severe Weather in Elmore County for tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Please be monitoring your weather sources for updates as they become available. As always Elmore County EMA will be monitoring this situation and updating you as changes become available.

A small portions of Elmore County have been placed in the ENHANCED Threat Area, though most of the County remains in the Slight Threat Area. Please find the graphic below that shows the treat area and timing of these storms.

SEVERE THREAT

Severe storms are still expected on Sunday. Several uncertainties remain regarding the severe threat, the biggest being the northward extent of the threat.

Changes from previous forecast:

1) Upgraded to ENHANCED Risk across SE counties – models are really zoning in on the areas along/south of I-85 as the highest threat area for damaging winds and tornadoes.

2) Removed a few more NW counties from the severe threat – overall threat continues to shift slightly southward.

Uncertainties:

1) Warm front – Several models continue to keep the warm front pretty far south (roughly I-85). However, due to some model differences & other factors, we have continued to keep a risk of severe weather mentioned at least as far north as the I-20 corridor.

2) Timing – The cold front is expected to re-orient itself as it moves across Central AL. This means it will enter as a more north-south oriented boundary and then transition to more of an east-west oriented boundary. This makes it a bit more difficult for timing placement. Expect some adjustments to the timing with tomorrow morning’s update.

3) Development ahead of the main front – this is possible across the SE counties, but the main severe threat remains with the line of storms ahead of the front.

FLOOD THREAT

Generally 1″ to 2″ of rain (with locally higher amounts) is forecast through Sunday night, with the highest amounts across roughly the southeastern half of Central AL.

Rainfall Notes:

1) Quick-hitting system with no prolonged period of rain.

2) Widespread flooding not expected. However, with saturated soils, some isolated minor flooding is possible, mainly in low-lying and/or poor drainage areas.

3) No worsening of river flooding in the north & west expected, but recession may slow briefly.

Is It Safe To Re-enter Florida?

As of 8:45 A.M., October 11, 2018

 

Florida citizens can use the link below to determine whether it’s safe to re-enter Florida. This link contains a listing

of all local EMA Offices in the State of Florida.

Florida Disaster – Counties

Florida Citizens can also call the Florida Information Line at 1-800-342-3557

 

Please note: Some local EMA offices may not be available due to damages and the State of Florida Emergency Operation Center is still at a Level 1 Activation which is a “Full 24 Hour Activation”

 

Hurricane Michael – Minimal Impact for Elmore County!

As of 1:30 P.M. October 9, 2018

Hurricane Michael is forecast to become a Major Hurricane (Category 3) as it nears the Florida coastline on Wednesday.  Impacts to Central AL should be confined to areas mainly along and south of Interstate 85 Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night and could include rainfall amounts of 2 – 4 inches and wind gusts of 30 – 45 mph.

As of now, Elmore County is expected to have only bands of rain and some gusty wind conditions.  No significant impact is expected, but there is a close watch for any westward movement of the track. The track could shift slightly west or east, thus changing what impacts we may see drastically; from little to no impacts, to strong winds and some heavy rain bands.

NWS forecasters and our office will continue to monitor Hurricane Michael and we will provide updates on track, intensity and impacts we may see.

Below is a graphic and the latest Hurricane Statement from the National Weather Service in Birmingham:

Hurricane Michael Local Statement Advisory Number 12
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Hurricane Michael Local Statement Advisory Number 12
National Weather Service Birmingham AL  AL142018
1038 AM CDT Tue Oct 9 2018

This product covers Central Alabama

**Tropical Storm Force Winds May Impact Portions of Southeast
Alabama**

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Barbour and Pike

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 590 miles south of Birmingham AL or about 510 miles south
      of Montgomery AL
    - 25.0N 86.2W
    - Storm Intensity 110 mph
    - Movement North or 350 degrees at 12 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Hurricane Michael will continue to move toward the north, before
turning northeast toward the Florida panhandle on Wednesday. The storm
will likely be a category 3 hurricane at the time of landfall, but
will rapidly weaken as it moves inland. There is a chance that our
southeastern most counties could see a brief window of stronger winds
on the northwest side of Michael. Heavy rains will also be a threat
across the southeast counties as the storm moves inland.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* WIND:
Prepare for life-threatening wind having possible extensive impacts
across Pike and Barbour Counties. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - Considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some having
      window, door, and garage door failures leading to structural
      damage. Mobile homes severely damaged, with some destroyed.
      Damage accentuated by airborne projectiles. Locations may be
      uninhabitable for weeks.
    - Many large trees snapped or uprooted along with fences and
      roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Several bridges, causeways, and
      access routes impassable.
    - Large areas with power and communications outages.

Also, prepare for dangerous wind having possible limited to
significant impacts across areas southeast of Interstate 85.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited
impacts across Pike, Bullock, Barbour and Russell Counties. Potential
impacts include:
    - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas.
      Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and
      begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures.

Elsewhere across Central Alabama, little to no impact is anticipated.

* TORNADOES:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across Central
Alabama.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:

WATCH/WARNING PHASE - For those not under evacuation orders, assess
the risk from wind, falling trees, and flooding at your location. If
you decide to move, relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not
relocate, help keep roadways open for those under evacuation orders.

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low-lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley, or near an already swollen river, plan to
move to safe shelter on higher ground.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news
outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes
to the forecast.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Birmingham AL around 5 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.

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