With the Spring Severe Weather Season in full swing in Alabama, Flash Flooding with heavy thunderstorms is possible. Please use the following tips when driving in heavy rain/flooding situations:
Pay attention to barricades.
Don’t ignore them by driving past them.
Do not drive through standing water on roads or in parking lots.
The average automobile can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water, and roads covered by water are prone to collapse. Attempting to drive through water also may stall your engine, with the potential to cause irreparable damage if you try to restart the engine. If you come upon a flooded street, take an alternate route.
April 15, 2011 was one of the largest tornado outbreaks in Central Alabama history. Overshadowed by the historic devastation of April 27, 2011, the April 15 outbreak helped make April 2011 the most active month for tornadoes in Alabama on record. Please remember to build/check your Emergency Kit for your home or business!
Alabama’s primary severe weather season is underway. Keep your household and business prepared by building/updating your Emergency Kit. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO INCLUDE IN YOUR EMERGENCY KIT.
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Over 400 homes were affected by storms on March 18, 2013. Find out more in this al.com article.
To donate to Alabama Disaster Relief - Unmet Needs, mail contributions to “Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund” 8 Commerce Street, Suite 1140, Montgomery, AL 36104.
BO BIKES BAMA, CORDOVA, ALABAMA - APRIL 27, 2013
Starting in Cordova, Alabama, Bo Bikes Bama offers a 20 or 60 mile route through tornado ravished Walker County - one of the most devastated counties in the nation during the April 27th, 2011 tornado outbreak that claimed 324 lives across six states.
On the second anniversary of the deadly April 27, 2011 tornadoes, two-sport legend Bo Jackson will lead a one-day charity bike ride through Cordova, Alabama to continue his mission to raise $1 million for tornado recovery. Participants will have the option to join Bo for a 20-mile or 60-mile route through the town.
Governor Robert Bentley, the Alabama EMA and the National Weather Service has released the 2013 Alabama All Hazards Awareness Guide. It’s available in PDF form online now. ALABAMA ALL HAZARDS AWARENESS GUIDE LINK
Birmingham, AL – Alabama will hold its second annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Feb. 22-24, during which time residents can purchase items recommended by ReadyAlabama for an emergency preparedness kit. Building on its collaboration with ReadyAlabama in 2012, Verizon Wireless has activities planned throughout the weekend to educate consumers about emergency preparedness.
OFFICE OF GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday urged people across Alabama to take advantage of this weekend’s state sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness items.