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

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.

Fire Alert Issued for Alabama

Fire Alert Issued for Alabama

Posted: 09/25/2019

The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) has upgraded the recent Fire Danger Advisory to a statewide Fire Alert effective immediately. While under a Fire Alert, permits for outdoor burning will be restricted and issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the State Forester. Anyone who burns a field, grassland, or woodland without a burn permit may be subject to prosecution for committing a Class B misdemeanor.

This burning restriction is being issued because of the current drought situation, continued lack of precipitation, and high probability of fuel ignition. With this extremely dry weather, conditions are such that any fire can quickly spread out of control, not only resulting in damage to our forests but also threatening lives and destroying property. Over the last week, AFC wildland firefighters have responded to 182 wildfires across Alabama, burning approximately 2,608 acres. These numbers include a 470-acre fire in Talladega County, one for 391 acres in DeKalb County, and several which were over 100 acres, but they do not reflect the numerous fires suppressed by volunteer fire departments (VFDs) across the state. The local VFDs are great partners to the AFC in times of high fire occurrence.

This Fire Alert will remain in effect until rescinded by the State Forester, at which time conditions will have changed sufficiently to reduce the occurrence and frequency of wildfires. To report a wildfire, call the Alabama Forestry Commission at (800) 392-5679. For more information on the current wildfire situation in the state or any other forestry-related issues, contact your local AFC office or visit the agency website at www.forestry.alabama.gov/Pages/Fire/Totals.aspx. The Alabama Forestry Commission is the state agency committed to protecting Alabama’s invaluable forest assets as well as its citizens.

ELMORE COUNTY IS UNDER AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING UNTIL 9:00 P.M. TUESDAY

ELMORE COUNTY IS UNDER AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING UNTIL 9:00 P.M. TUESDAY

Dallas-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon-Bullock-Russell-
Pike-Barbour-
Including the cities of Selma, Prattville, Fort Deposit,
Hayneville, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Montgomery, Tuskegee,
Union Springs, Phenix City, Troy, and Eufaula
219 PM CDT Mon Aug 12 2019

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT TUESDAY…

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued an
Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 9 PM CDT
Tuesday. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.

* TEMPERATURES…will climb into the middle and upper 90s Today
and Tuesday. Heat indices will range from 108 to 115 each
afternoon.

* Impacts…of the high temperatures could cause heat stroke or
heat exhaustion.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take extra precautions…if you work or spend time outside. When
possible…reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work…the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat
should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an
emergency…call 9 1 1.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids…stay in an air-conditioned room…stay out of the sun…
and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

4/18/2019 Elmore County under a Tornado Watch until 11 PM

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WCNBMX

 

WATCH COUNTY NOTIFICATION FOR WATCH 84

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL

609 PM CDT THU APR 18 2019

 

ALC037-051-073-101-109-117-190400-

/O.EXA.KBMX.TO.A.0084.000000T0000Z-190419T0400Z/

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED TORNADO WATCH 84 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING

 

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 6 COUNTIES

 

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

 

COOSA                 ELMORE                JEFFERSON

MONTGOMERY            SHELBY

 

IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

 

PIKE

 

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALABASTER, BIRMINGHAM, COLUMBIANA, HOOVER, MILLBROOK, MONTGOMERY, PELHAM, ROCKFORD, TROY, AND WETUMPKA.

 

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ALC001-007-021-047-063-065-085-091-105-107-119-125-190400-

/O.CON.KBMX.TO.A.0084.000000T0000Z-190419T0400Z/

 

TORNADO WATCH 84 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

 

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES

 

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

 

AUTAUGA               BIBB                  CHILTON

DALLAS                LOWNDES               PERRY

 

IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA

 

GREENE                HALE                  MARENGO

PICKENS               SUMTER                TUSCALOOSA

 

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALICEVILLE, BRENT, CARROLLTON, CENTREVILLE, CLANTON, DEMOPOLIS, EUTAW, FORT DEPOSIT, GREENSBORO, LINDEN, LIVINGSTON, LOWNDESBORO, MARION, MOUNDVILLE, PRATTVILLE, SELMA, TUSCALOOSA, UNIONTOWN, AND YORK.

 

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