Second TORNADO WARNING FOR ELMORE COUNTY..EXPIRES AT 3:30 P.M.

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED

Tornado Warning

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

244 PM CST SAT JAN 19 2019

 

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

 

* Tornado Warning for…

Central Elmore County in east central Alabama…

North central Montgomery County in south central Alabama…

 

* Until 330 PM CST.

 

* At 244 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado

was located over Bob Woodruff Lake, or near Millbrook, moving

northeast at 55 mph.

 

HAZARD…Tornado.

 

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

 

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without

shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.

Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree

damage is likely.

 

* Locations impacted include…

Northern Montgomery, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Elmore, Coosada,

Eclectic, Montgomery Zoo, Boylston, Santuck, Bob Woodruff Lake,

Emerald Mountain, Dexter, Lagoon Park, Montgomery Riverwalk

Stadium, Blue Ridge, Gunter Air Force Base, Southern Lake Martin,

Jordan Lake, Wetumpka Municipal Airport and Wallsboro.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

 

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LAT…LON 3237 8633 3259 8635 3275 8589 3275 8588

3274 8588 3273 8589 3271 8589 3269 8591

3266 8591 3265 8589 3251 8589

TIME…MOT…LOC 2044Z 240DEG 49KT 3247 8630

 

TORNADO…RADAR INDICATED

HAIL…<.75IN

 

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Are You Ready for a Hurricane?

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Atlantic hurricane season still expected to be strongest since 2012

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Forecasters now predict a 70% chance of 12 – 17 named storms, 5-8 to become hurricanes and 2-4 will become major hurricanes.

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As we move into the peak of hurricane season. Elmore County EMA want to make sure you have a “Hurricane Preparedness Plan” .

Just because you don’t live on the coast, doesn’t mean you won’t be effected by a Hurricane. Storm surge is really the only product of a hurricane not felt inland.

Tornados are a threat out in front of hurricanes, but the main threat is that Hurricanes produce heavy rainfall. This rainfall can last for days, causing widespread flooding. Please “Turn Around – Don’t Drown”. Watch this video

For more information on Preparedness explore ore website at http://www.elmorecoema.org

For more information on Hurricanes visit http://www.fema.gov/hurricanes

For more information about the 2016 Hurricane Season click here More Information

Elmore County EMA launches new website!

Elmore County – The Elmore County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is excited to announce the launch of their new website at either www.elmorecoema.org or www.elmorecoema.com.

 

According to EMA Director, Eric Jones, “We’ve strived to build a website that connects the citizens of Elmore County with the most accurate, timely, and useful information available to help build a resilient Elmore County.”

 

The new website includes features such as:  active incident alerts; road conditions; the Safer Places Program (with real-time locational/activated sites map); user-friendly navigation; social media sharing; a “Just- In-Time” video training library; and emergency/suspicious activity reporting. The website also features numerous links and information on topics such as: current weather conditions; active Impassable Travel Advisory/Resumption of Travel announcements; local training and outreach opportunities; individual, family, and business emergency preparedness tools; and programs offered through the EMA, such as the Yellow Dot Program and other volunteer opportunities.

 

As is, the new website is informative and robust. However, we urge citizens to check back frequently for updates and additions as the site continues to grow with additional features and information. Your feedback and comments are welcome by calling the Elmore County EMA Office at 334-567-6451.