Alabama severe weather http://apr.org en More Than $1M In Loans Approved For Disaster Aid http://apr.org/post/more-1m-loans-approved-disaster-aid <p></p><p>Officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration say more than $1 million in disaster assistance loans have been approved for Alabama residents trying to recover from severe weather in late April and early May.</p><p>SBA field operations director Frank Skaggs said in a statement Monday that the department has approved 33 loans for $1,017,000 for Alabama residents trying to recover from recent storms, tornadoes and floods.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:11:05 +0000 The Associated Press 52260 at http://apr.org More Than $1M In Loans Approved For Disaster Aid Tax Deadlines Delayed In 4 Alabama Counties http://apr.org/post/tax-deadlines-delayed-4-alabama-counties <p></p><p>Victims of the severe storms and flooding last week in Alabama may qualify for some tax relief.</p><p>The Internal Revenue Service says the four counties declared disaster areas by the president - Limestone, Jefferson, Lee and Baldwin - also qualify for extended tax deadlines.</p><p>The IRS says some tax deadlines between April 28 and Oct. 15 have been postponed to Oct. 15. This includes the May 15 deadline for tax-exempt organizations to file their annual Form 990. It also includes the June 16 and Sept. 15 deadlines for making quarterly estimated tax payments.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 22:05:24 +0000 The Associated Press 51531 at http://apr.org Tax Deadlines Delayed In 4 Alabama Counties City Seeks To Learn Why Emergency System Failed http://apr.org/post/city-seeks-learn-why-emergency-system-failed <p></p><p>Emergency officials are trying to learn why Tuscaloosa's emergency alert system failed to warn people of a tornado that struck parts of the city and county.</p><p>The EF-1 twister struck the community on April 28.</p><p>The Tuscaloosa News reports that the system failed to make automatic phone calls or send text notifications to the 25,000 numbers or email addresses registered.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 21:14:23 +0000 The Associated Press 51523 at http://apr.org City Seeks To Learn Why Emergency System Failed Gov. Bentley Seeks Aid For 5 More Counties http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-seeks-aid-5-more-counties <p></p><p>Alabama's governor is seeking federal assistance for five more Alabama counties that suffered damage from severe weather last week.</p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley says his administration submitted an application to the president on Tuesday for individual disaster assistance in DeKalb, Etowah, Blount, Tuscaloosa and Mobile counties.</p><p>The state is already receiving federal assistance for Limestone, Jefferson, Lee and Baldwin counties for the tornadoes and flooding that hit the state last week and claimed five lives.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 21:15:25 +0000 The Associated Press 51452 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Seeks Aid For 5 More Counties State Still Mopping Up After 2 Feet Of Rain http://apr.org/post/state-still-mopping-after-2-feet-rain <p></p><p>As a weekend with little rain in the forecast approached, residents in many parts of Alabama were still mopping up after more than two feet of rain fell in some areas in a two-day span.</p><p>The storms also brought ferocious winds and possible tornadoes to some areas.</p><p>Some of the heaviest totals of Tuesday and Wednesday rains ranged from 22 inches to 26 inches over Perdido Bay, Wolf Bay, Foley and Orange Beach, based on radar estimates, Al.com reported.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:13:20 +0000 The Associated Press 51191 at http://apr.org State Still Mopping Up After 2 Feet Of Rain Congressional Delegation Backs Aid For Alabama http://apr.org/post/congressional-delegation-backs-aid-alabama <p></p><p>Alabama's congressional delegation has written a letter to the president supporting the governor's request for an emergency declaration for Alabama.</p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley is seeking the declaration for severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state this week.</p><p>The letter from the congressional delegation urges approval of federal financial support for debris removal and emergency protective measures.</p><p>Bentley's request noted that at least 19 counties suffered damage and three people died in the severe weather.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:15:58 +0000 The Associated Press 51125 at http://apr.org Congressional Delegation Backs Aid For Alabama More Than 50K Without Power In Ala. After Storms http://apr.org/post/more-50k-without-power-ala-after-storms <p>Thousands of people are without power in northern and central Alabama after waves of severe storms crossed the state.</p><p>Alabama Power Co. says about 20,100 homes and businesses lost electricity in central and western Alabama as severe weather including tornadoes stuck Monday.</p><p>Huntsville Utilities says about 4,200 homes and businesses were in the dark to the north in the Tennessee Valley. Falling trees pulled down electrical lines in areas including Limestone County, where damage was worst and at least two people died.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 04:00:38 +0000 The Associated Press 51009 at http://apr.org More Than 50K Without Power In Ala. After Storms Ala. Storm System Prompts Emergency Declaration http://apr.org/post/ala-storm-system-prompts-emergency-declaration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alabama </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency in response to a severe weather system that crossed the state.</span></p><p>Bentley said in a statement Monday evening that the declaration covers every county in Alabama, and that heavy damage has been reported in some areas that were in the path of a suspected tornado.</p><p>Bentley says all state agencies are ordered "to take necessary actions to respond to Alabama communities that need help."</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 03:54:33 +0000 The Associated Press 51008 at http://apr.org Ala. Storm System Prompts Emergency Declaration Storm Will Bring Chance For Snow In Northern Ala. http://apr.org/post/storm-will-bring-chance-snow-northern-ala <p></p><p>Forecasters are predicting a mixture of rain, snow and sleet across parts of northern Alabama Tuesday before the precipitation changes to all snow late Tuesday night.</p><p>The National Weather Service predicts less than a half-inch of new snow and sleet accumulation in cities such as Huntsville and Florence. Higher amounts will be possible at higher elevations of northeast Alabama, such as areas near Lookout Mountain.</p><p>Forecasters say that some icy and slick spots on roads will develop, especially on bridges, overpasses and less-traveled secondary roads.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:03:03 +0000 The Associated Press 42282 at http://apr.org Storm Will Bring Chance For Snow In Northern Ala. Some Roads Closed, Homes Flooded in Alabama http://apr.org/post/some-roads-closed-homes-flooded-alabama <p>Flood watches and warnings continued for much of Alabama, as heavy rain continued to fall on already saturated ground.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; In northern Alabama, emergency managers reported flooding across parts of central Morgan and much of central and eastern Lawrence counties.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; In Moulton, authorities said several roads were impassable and several houses had flooded near the city's downtown area.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Authorities said numerous roads were also impassable in and around Decatur and Hartselle.<br> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:54:19 +0000 The Associated Press 33562 at http://apr.org Some Roads Closed, Homes Flooded in Alabama Forecasters Issue Flash Flood Warnings In Alabama http://apr.org/post/forecasters-issue-flash-flood-warnings-alabama <p>Heavy rains have prompted the National Weather Service to issue flash flood warnings for several Alabama counties.</p><p>Huntsville forecasters placed northwest Madison County under a flood warning Thursday until 6 p.m. CDT. A warning was also in effect until 5:15 p.m. for central Morgan County, southeast Limestone County, southeast Lawrence and northwest Cullman County.</p><p>Meteorologist Jennifer Schuller says the weather service received many phone calls from people reporting heavy rain and roads blocked by flooding in north Alabama.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 20:17:45 +0000 The Associated Press 33524 at http://apr.org Forecasters Issue Flash Flood Warnings In Alabama Severe Storms Expected to Strike Much of Alabama http://apr.org/post/severe-storms-expected-strike-much-alabama <p>Forecasters are predicting severe storms for much of Alabama, but the risk of tornadoes will be relatively low.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The National Weather Service says the main threats from the Thursday afternoon and evening storms will be damaging straight-line winds and large hail.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The storms are expected to fire up ahead of a cold front that will enter northern Alabama early Thursday afternoon and push south into most of the state through the evening hours.<br> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:59:49 +0000 The Associated Press 32266 at http://apr.org Severe Storms Expected to Strike Much of Alabama Possible Tornado Surprises Athens http://apr.org/post/possible-tornado-surprises-athens <p>An unconfirmed tornado has knocked down trees, flipped Dumpsters and damaged the roof of the nearby WalMart in Athens.</p><div><p>A forecaster at the National Weather Service in Huntsville said the suspected tornado started about a mile south-southeast of Athens and moved in a line toward southwest Ardmore Friday.</p><p>The unsettled weather system continued to concern forecasters as it moved north toward Tennessee.</p><p>Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson says he saw the backside of a wall cloud that had a tail. Police followed as it moved up Route 31 to Interstate 65.</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 14:23:23 +0000 The Associated Press 30649 at http://apr.org Possible Tornado Surprises Athens Storms Bring Threat of Some Wind Damage to Alabama http://apr.org/post/storms-bring-threat-some-wind-damage-alabama <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">Wind damage was reported after a severe weather system moved across Alabama Friday morning.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">However, forecasters said the chances for tornadoes appeared to be diminishing.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">A hazardous weather advisory said the storms could produce isolated damaging winds as the system moved from Alabama to Georgia Friday afternoon, and there was "a very small chance" for an isolated tornado.</span></p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:05:32 +0000 The Associated Press 28898 at http://apr.org Storms Bring Threat of Some Wind Damage to Alabama Ala on Alert For Chance of Severe Weather http://apr.org/post/ala-alert-chance-severe-weather <P>Forecasters say there's a chance of severe weather across Alabama, and many areas already are taking precautions.</P> <P>The weather service says there's a medium risk of tornadoes, flooding and damaging winds across central Alabama on Thursday, although chances are lower in the northern and southern ends of the state.</P> <P>Dozens of school systems in central counties are dismissing students early as a precaution, and emergency managers are monitoring conditions in case the weather turns violent.</P> <P>The National Weather Service says a weather system is moving into Alabama from Miss Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:14:05 +0000 The Associated Press 28329 at http://apr.org Ala on Alert For Chance of Severe Weather