Weather

Preparing for Fall Severe Weather Season
By November 8, 2017 Read More →

Preparing for Fall Severe Weather Season

Though Alabama can see severe weather, including tornadoes and straight-line winds, year-round and at all hours of the day, there are two points in the year that stand out: primary severe weather season (March-May) and secondary severe weather season (November-December). The secondary season takes place during a busy time of year, when everyone is distracted […]

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Hurricane Irma Evacuee Resources
By September 12, 2017 Read More →

Hurricane Irma Evacuee Resources

Many evacuees from Hurricane Irma have found refuge in Tuscaloosa County and other parts of Alabama. Up to 500,000 vehicles carrying evacuees are expected to return to Flordia and Georgia through some part of Alabama, either from sheltering in north or central Alabama or even further north, or as far west as Mississippi. The following […]

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief
By September 12, 2017 Read More →

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief

During times of disaster, one of the first questions that people ask is “How can I help?” In late August and early September 2017, areas in Southeastern Texas and Florida were inundated with floodwaters thanks to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and many people have been displaced from their homes. The people that reside in Tuscaloosa […]

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Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Flash Flood Threat
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Flash Flood Threat

Yes, it’s true – even if you’re inland, you can still face threats from hurricanes and tropical storms. One of the largest threats we face from tropical systems in Tuscaloosa County is the risk of flooding. There are different types of flooding, but they are all deadly if you don’t take precautions to keep yourself […]

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: February 19-25, 2017
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: February 19-25, 2017

February 19-25 is  Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama! Advance planning and increased awareness are vital to keeping you and your family safe during the storm.  One of the first steps in being prepared for severe weather is by knowing the difference between important weather terms. A thunderstorm/tornado WATCH means that conditions are favorable for […]

Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
By February 13, 2017 Read More →

Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

The Alabama Department of Revenue will be holding its sixth annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday in conjunction with Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The sales tax holiday will give shoppers the ability to purchase pre-identified preparedness items from 12:01 AM on Friday, February 24, until midnight on Sunday, February 26, 2017 free of […]

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Flooding in Louisiana
By August 16, 2016 Read More →

Flooding in Louisiana

Historic levels of flooding in Louisiana have left many people without their homes and thousands of homes and businesses underwater. A major disaster has been declared by the federal government as 20,000 people have been evacuated from flood-affected area. While those of us living in Tuscaloosa County are not affected directly by the flooding, we know the […]

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Safety Tips for Tuscaloosa College Students
By May 20, 2016 Read More →

Safety Tips for Tuscaloosa College Students

Being away from home for the first time can be difficult. Students and parents may find themselves asking the question, “Is it safe?” Moving to a new state or a new city can even be a little frightening. Severe weather threats vary greatly by region and taking some time to find out about more about […]

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Weather Watches & Warnings Defined
By March 12, 2016 Read More →

Weather Watches & Warnings Defined

Definitions:Tornado Watch/Warning – Conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in and close to the watch area. These watches are issued for large areas by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, and are usually valid for five to eight hours.Severe Thunderstorm Watch/Warning – Conditions are favorable for the development of […]

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Severe Weather Awareness Week
By February 19, 2016 Read More →

Severe Weather Awareness Week

February 14-19 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. There are many ways to be prepared for severe weather. Knowledge and advanced planning is the best way to stay safe during storms. Make sure you know what part of Tuscaloosa County you live in and that you can point to your location on a map […]

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