Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order~effective Friday, May 22 – Friday, July 3, 2020

From the office of Alabama Public Health:

Today’s emergency order from the State Health Officer, effective Friday, May 22 at 5:00 p.m., and running through Friday, July 3 at 5:00 p.m., is available on our website: go.usa.gov/xwqch.

In cooperation with Governor Kay Ivey, we have created these four Safer at Home flyers:
Guidelines for Entertainment Venues and Tourist Attractions: go.usa.gov/xvhzf
Guidelines for Day and Overnight Youth Summer Camps: go.usa.gov/xvhuQ
Guidelines for Child Day Care Facilities: go.usa.gov/xvhuy
Guidelines for Adult and Youth Athletic Activities: go.usa.gov/xvhu6

 

We Need Your Help! 2020 HMP Update

Elmore County Emergency Management Agency is calling on its citizens to contribute to the 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan update that is currently underway, by taking a short survey. The goal of the HMP update is to further protect property through the reduction of hazard vulnerability. During the course of this planning project, county and local leaders and the participating communities will work together to identify risks, assess capabilities, and formulate a strategy to reduce the effects of hazards such as floods, tornadoes and severe storms on life and property. This survey will take less than 2 minutes to complete, and all answers are confidential. Thank you for helping make Elmore County a more resilient community!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3KWRSLH

Potential for Severe Weather on Wednesday, 4-29-20

Partners,

Overview: Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible across Central Alabama on Wednesday.

Changes from previous forecast: Introduced slight risk area for locations roughly along and south of the Interstate 59 corridor. Trimmed the marginal risk area out of portions of our far northwest counties.

Highlights:

Where:

  • All of Central Alabama except our far northwest

When:

  • Noon through 8 pm Wednesday 04/29/20

Threats:

  • Damaging winds to 60 mph
  • Quarter sized hail
  • Tornadoes are possible

As of Tuesday, April 21, 2020: River Levels Are Looking Better

  • Coosa River at Wetumpka- currently at 37.55 feet.
    • Forecast shows it has already crested and will continue to drop to below “Action” stage sometime on Tuesday night.
  • Tallapoosa at Milstead- currently at 40.8 feet
    • Forecast shows it has already crested and is scheduled to drop out of “Minor” flood stage sometime on Tuesday.  It is forecast to drop out of “Action” flood stage sometime on Friday.
    • 40 feet Extensive flooding of pasture lands in the area occurs.
  • Tallapoosa at Water Plant– currently at 32.12 feet.
    • Forecast to crest on Tuesday at 32.1 feet, in “Moderate” flood stage.
    • Forecast to drop below “Moderate” flood stage sometime on Wednesday.
    • Forecast to drop below “Minor” flood stage sometime on Thursday.
    • 25 feet Lower Wetumpka Road starts to flood. Extensive flooding of low lands occurs and livestock and farm equipment should be moved to higher ground.
    • 28 feet expect Dozier Rd in Montgomery County to flood and the road and Emerald Mountain Expressway to close
    • 32 feet Some residences along Lower Wetumpka Road…Brooks Road and Anderson Road become threatened. At higher stages evacuations may become necessary at Red Eagle Honor Farm.
  • Alabama River at Montgomery– currently at 38.9 feet
    • Forecast to crest on Tuesday at 38.9 ft, in Minor flood stage.
    • Forecast to drop below “Minor” flood stage sometime on Wednesday.
    • 45 feet Residential flooding begins in portions of North Montgomery. Evacuations will likely be need at stages around 50 feet or higher.

As of Monday, April 20, 2020: Due to the heavy rainfall over the past couple of days, the river levels in Elmore County are expected to reach flood or near flood levels.

  • Coosa River at Wetumpka- forecasted to crest on Tuesday morning at 44.8 feet in Action stage and less than one foot from Minor stage
    • 35 feet Gold Star Park Boat Ramp and the River Walk are covered. Low lying farm land near the confluence of the Tallapoosa and Coosa Rivers begins to flood.
    • 45 feet Extensive flooding of farm lands begins.
    • 47 feet Flooding of some mobile homes upstream from Wetumpka begins. In addition water begins to enter the basements of some businesses in Wetumpka. At 48 feet some street flooding begins on the west bank of the river.
  • Tallapoosa at Milstead- forecasted to crest on Monday at 40.5 feet in Minor flood stage.
    • 40 feet Extensive flooding of pasture lands in the area occurs.
  • Tallapoosa at Water Plant- forecasted to crest on Monday evening at 31.9 feet, in Minor flood stage and less than one foot from Moderate stage
    • 25 feet Lower Wetumpka Road starts to flood. Extensive flooding of low lands occurs and livestock and farm equipment should be moved to higher ground.
    • 28 feet expect Dozier Rd in Montgomery County to flood and the road and Emerald Mountain Expressway to close
    • 32 feet Some residences along Lower Wetumpka Road…Brooks Road and Anderson Road become threatened. At higher stages evacuations may become necessary at Red Eagle Honor Farm.
  • Alabama River at Montgomery- forecasted to crest on Tuesday morning at 44.6 feet, in Minor flood stage and less than one foot from Moderate stage
    • 45 feet Residential flooding begins in portions of North Montgomery. Evacuations will likely be need at stages around 50 feet or higher.