Tornado en 13 More Alabama Counties Get FEMA Aid <p>Thirteen more <font color="red">Alabama</font> counties are qualifying for federal assistance due to the storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state in late April and early May.</p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency says state and local government programs and some nonprofit organizations may apply for disaster assistance in Blount, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Geneva, Lamar, Perry, Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties. Five other counties — Baldwin, Jefferson, Lee, Limestone and Mobile — were approved for the aid earlier.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 12:15:26 +0000 Associated Press 51914 at 13 More Alabama Counties Get FEMA Aid NWS Confirms Small Tornado in South Alabama <p>The National Weather Service is confirming that a small tornado hit south <font color="red">Alabama</font> over the weekend.</p><p></p><p>A preliminary damage report says an EF1 tornado with winds as strong as 110 mph struck Geneva County on Saturday.</p><p>The twister left a path of damage that's more than 2 miles long and 100 yards wide.</p><p>Two homes were damaged and the storm knocked down trees, but no one was injured.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 10:58:25 +0000 Associated Press 51828 at NWS Confirms Small Tornado in South Alabama City Seeks To 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 City Seeks To Learn Why Emergency System Failed Tornado Damages Homes In Birmingham Neighborhood <P>The National Weather Service has confirmed that storm damage in Birmingham was caused by a tornado with maximum winds estimated at 90 mph.</P> <P>The National Weather Service says the tornado hit at about 4:45 a.m. Monday in the area around Finley Avenue near the Birmingham farmer's market. Birmingham Mayor William Bell says there are no reports of injuries from severe weather that damaged roofs and broke windows. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:58:38 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21790 at Tornado Damages Homes In Birmingham Neighborhood VIDEO-- APR news team wins national award <p>The Alabama Public Radio news team collected a national Sigma Delta Chi award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for best breaking news coverage of the Tuscaloosa tornado. News Director Pat Duggins was joined at the podium by reporters Ryan Vasquez, Maggie Martin and Stan Ingold for the presentation of the bronze medallion. Sat, 21 Jul 2012 11:55:37 +0000 Pat Duggins 14959 at VIDEO-- APR news team wins national award Tuscaloosa's Tornado--Lessons from Greensburg <p>All week long on Alabama Public Radio, the news department is revisiting the people we heard from in the hours and days following the April 27th tornadoes that struck the state a year ago. Last night, the Tuscaloosa city council approved rezoning in the areas hit hard by the storm. Pending a final vote, this will set the city&#39;s rebuilding plan into full motion. APR&#39;s Pat Duggins takes us to the small town in Kansas which helped pioneer the &quot;green&quot; rebuilding ideas that may take root here.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:34:07 +0000 Pat Duggins 14347 at Tuscaloosa's Tornado--Lessons from Greensburg