*3:00 pm-Watch has been cancelled for Elmore County* 10/10/2020 @ 12:51 pm- Elmore County is under a Tornado Watch until 8:00 pm

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 498 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ALABAMA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 16 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ALABAMA

COOSA ELMORE MONTGOMERY
TALLADEGA

IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA

CALHOUN CHAMBERS CLAY
CLEBURNE LEE MACON
RANDOLPH RUSSELL TALLAPOOSA

IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA

BARBOUR BULLOCK PIKE

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALEXANDER CITY, ANNISTON, ASHLAND,
AUBURN, EUFAULA, HEFLIN, JACKSONVILLE, LANETT, LINEVILLE,
MILLBROOK, MONTGOMERY, OPELIKA, PHENIX CITY, ROANOKE, ROCKFORD,
SYLACAUGA, TALLADEGA, TROY, TUSKEGEE, UNION SPRINGS, VALLEY,
AND WETUMPKA.

*Thursday 3/5/2020 @ 8:24 am* Dozier Road and the Emerald Mountain Expressway Toll Bridge is CLOSED due to flooding.

*Thursday 3/5/2020 @ 8:24 am* Dozier Road and the Emerald Mountain Expressway Toll Bridge is CLOSED due to flooding.  Montgomery County officials closed Dozier Road for flooding, and will remain closed until further notice.  Commuters are encouraged to make alternate travel plans until further notice.

*2/19/20 @ 3:30pm* Dozier Rd @ Emerald Mtn Bridge expected to close due to flooding. Make alternate travel plans until further notice.

*Wednesday 2/19/2020 @ 3:30 pm* The Tallapoosa River in the area of Dozier Road near the Emerald Mountain Expressway Toll Bridge is forecast to rise above of 28 feet sometime Wednesday afternoon.  Montgomery County is monitoring Dozier Road for flooding, and will close Dozier Road when the flood waters begin crossing the roadway.  Commuters are encouraged to make alternate travel plans until further notice.

 

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.