Monday, May 5 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-05-05 11:59:35 GMT
President Obama declared a major disaster in five Alabama countiesMore >>
President Obama declared a major disaster in Alabama, and Lee County along with Jefferson, Baldwin, Limestone and Mobile Counties will be receiving federal funding to increase recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms.More >>
(FEMA/CDC) - Be alert to changing weather conditions. When there are thunderstorms in your area, turn on your radio or TV to get the latest emergency information from local authorities. Listen for announcementsMore >>
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is activating the State Emergency Operations Center, located in Clanton, to a Level III. The activation was made in order to monitor any current or possible situations arising from heavy rainfall or flash flooding brought about by the weather system that is moving across the state.
Extremely large amounts of rainfall moved through the State of Alabama Sunday night and Monday morning. Flash flooding, which can occur rapidly and unexpectedly, remains a danger in many areas.
Currently, State and local first responders are monitor major impaired areas such as southern Jefferson and northern Shelby Counties where five to seven inches of rain has fallen.
Officials are also monitoring situations across southeast Alabama where rain soaked creeks and rivers continue to rise.
Motorist should avoid flooded roads and slow travel where standing water is present. Do not attempt to drive through flooded areas. Turn around and find another route to your destination or move to higher ground and wait for the waters to subside. Worse yet, flooding can wash away the road surface causing cars to become stuck and stall.
Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing potential loss of control. One foot of water will float most vehicles.
Sunday, July 27 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:44:37 GMT
July 25-27 is International Swimmable Water Weekend, and Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatubus wanted all of the CSRA to know that. She posted a video to her Facebook page Friday challenging people toMore >>
July 27 marks the end of International Swimmable Water Weekend, a weekend encouraging people to get out and enjoy local waterways. Even after a report released in June named the Savannah River the third most toxic in the nation, people aren't afraid to get out and enjoy the water.More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:44:26 GMT
We first told you about Alex Moore a few weeks ago, when his church held a bone marrow drive with the hopes of finding a match to help Alex battle an extremely rare disease. Thankfully, Alex's conditionMore >>
After a bone marrow drive to help find a match for five-year-old Alex Moore, the community stepped up again to help raise money for Alex in his fight against aplastic anemia.More >>