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2018 Safe Place Selfie Day
By April 4, 2018 Read More →

2018 Safe Place Selfie Day

It’s Safe Place Selfie Day! Join the fun by finding your safe place, taking a selfie, and sharing it on your social media platforms! Tag your photos with #SafePlaceSelfie. Finding your safe place and knowing it ahead of when you need it is an easy preparedness action you can take today!   For tornadoes, a […]

2018 Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday
By February 14, 2018 Read More →

2018 Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday

The Alabama Department of Revenue will be holding its seventh 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 23, until midnight on Sunday, February 25, 2018 free of […]

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Cold Weather Safety
By January 3, 2018 Read More →

Cold Weather Safety

Temperatures have plummeted in Alabama this week, and Tuscaloosa County has been under a hard freeze warning for several days. Cold like this comes every winter and affects millions of people across the United States each year, but it isn’t as common in Tuscaloosa, so you may not know what to do.    Remember the […]

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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