As of 2:00 P.M., January 26, 2017
The dirt portion of Harris Road has been reopened.
The only road in Elmore County still closed is
Cain Road from AL Hwy 111 to Nixon Lane, it until further notice.
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
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!
Mehearg Road in Elmore County re-opened this afternoon. So the only road closed in Elmore County is Cain Road from Hwy 111 to Nixon Lane. It will remain closed until further notice.
Cain Road from Hwy 111 to Nixon Lane is CLOSED due to a collapsed pipe until further notice.
MeHerg Road from .5 miles north of AL Hwy 14 to Flatwood Road remains Closed until further notice.
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:
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.