Results from the National Weather Service Storm Survey issued 1/25/2017

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Elmore County was affected by three tornadoes on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

The Wetumpka (downtown) and Willow Springs Road tornadoes were each rated “EF-1”. The Emerald Mountain Christian School tornado was rated “EF-0”.

The below graphic shows confirmed tornadoes as a result of storm damage surveys conducted by the NWS

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NWS Surveying Elmore County Storm Damages This A.M. 1/24/2017

8:43:26 AM   National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office Birmingham, Meteorologist in Charge John De Block, accompanied by Senior Meteorologist Mary Keiser, is in Elmore County this morning to survey storm damages from this weekend’s severe storms. Surveys are conducted to determine, among other things, whether storm damages are caused by straight line winds or tornadoes. Final determinations from the NWS Survey will be posted on EMA’s website once they are made available to this office.

If anyone has UNREPORTED storm damages, please contact the Elmore County EMA As Soon As Possible (ASAP) at 334-567-6451 so that those damages may be included in this storm report!

Current Road Conditions in Elmore

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As of 7:30 P.M. 1/22/2017

Peace Church Road from Rifle Range  Road to Mitchell Creek Road has re-opened. Citizens should avoid this area until further notice due to power restoration activities. Please be mindful of utility crews working in the area.

Harris Road in Elmore – the dirt section is closed until further notice.

Cain Road from Hwy 111 to Nixon Lane is closed until further notice.

 

Kids! Learn Weather Science and Safety with “Owlie”, the NWS Mascot

01/10/2017 08:49:39  Did you know the National Weather Service (NWS) has a website full of educational resources just for children? Parents, teachers, and kids of all ages can meet Owlie, official mascot of the NWS, and find lots of fun ways to learn about weather science and safety! 

For all the details, please click on the link below: 

http://www.weather.gov/Owlie’s

 

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One More Night of Freezing Temps, Then Some Relief

01/09/2017 3:01:47 PM  One more night of freezing temperatures, then a little relief! The lows overnight across Elmore County are expected to get down to freezing/32 degrees. With winds around 5 mph, the wind chill temperatures will feel more like 27-28 degrees. Please continue to execute your Winter Weather Safety Plan and remember:  1) Utilize only safe home heating methods, 2) Stay alert to carbon monoxide dangers, and 3) Take care of the four P’s:  People, Pets, Plants, and Pipes.