9/26/2019- Jug Factory Road from Owen Road to Marshell Road is closed until further notice. Please take an alternative route.
Fire Alert Issued for Alabama
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This Fire Alert will remain in effect until rescinded by the State Forester, at which time conditions will have changed sufficiently to reduce the occurrence and frequency of wildfires.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
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 The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.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
* Impacts…of the high temperatures could cause heat stroke or
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.
In the town of Deatsville, Deatsville Hwy just south of Hwy 143 will be CLOSED until further notice due to construction work being done on the railroad crossing by CSX.
From the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
It Takes a Community to Protect a Community
“If You See Something, Say Something™” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.
Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. These partners help us reach the public across the nation by displaying the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials, including Public Service Announcements (PSAs).
We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.
As of 11:55 AM Friday, May 10, 2019:
Balm Road in Wetumpka is now open.
As of 4:00 PM Thursday, May 9, 2019:
***UPDATE*** The 700-900 block of Balm Road will remain closed due to a propane truck accident.***
According to the Elmore County Highway Department, Balm Road in Wetumpka, from Trace Road to Dexter Road is closed until further notice due to a propane truck accident.
As of 8:15 P.M. Saturday May 4, 2019
In the Elmore Community:
Fitzpatrick Road, from Tide Road to Pineleaf Drive, will be closed until further notice due to storm damage. We will update as soon as the roadway is passable.
Tornado Watch for Elmore County has been CANCELLED.