Road Closure – AL Hwy 14/Tallassee Hwy – Due to accident/power pole blocking Road

***6:45 a.m. UPDATE**  Hwy 14-Tallassee Hwy is now OPEN ***

***4:00 a.m. UPDATE***  Just notified that the crew moving the power pole and lines, DOES NOT EXPECT TO HAVE THE ROAD OPEN BY RUSH HOUR!  PLAN ON TAKING AN ALTERNATE ROUTE AND LEAVE EARLIER.

1/26/2020 at approximately 6:22 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Hwy 14 (Tallassee Hwy) near Corn Creek.  A large concrete power pole and power lines are down blocking the entire roadway.

·       Hwy 14 Eastbound traffic is being diverted to Hwy 170 (Georgia Rd), then to Colley Rd. to intersect with Hwy 14 again.

·       Hwy 14 Westbound traffic is being diverted to Firetower Rd (County Rd 59).  Or, westbound traffic can take Colley Rd. to Hwy 170 (Georgia Rd).

Central Alabama Electric Coop is working to get the large power pole removed as quickly as possible.  We hope to have the pole removed before morning rush hour traffic.  Please monitor our website or social media page for updates.

Central Alabama Electric Coop is also working to restore power to as many customers as possible.  We refer you to their website or social media pages for updates on power restoration.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been Extended

Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been Extended until 6:45 PM

 

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WUUS54 KBMX 252254
SVRBMX
ALC051-123-252345-
/O.NEW.KBMX.SV.W.0043.190325T2254Z-190325T2345Z/

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.

&&

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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WWUS54 KBMX 252230
SVSBMX

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

ALC037-051-252315-
/O.CON.KBMX.SV.W.0039.000000T0000Z-190325T2315Z/
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.

&&

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”