Cullman mayor releases preliminary city property storm damage list


Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs / photo courtesy of the City of Cullman

CULLMAN – On Thursday afternoon, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs shared a preliminary listing of City-owned property affected by Monday’s storms, noting that more properties could be added as assessments are still underway.


  • Cullman Economic Development Agency – damaged windows and awnings
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant/Traffic Department – damaged windows, garage doors, gutters, AC unit, lighting; multiple damaged traffic units
  • Fire Station 2 – damaged roof, windows, AC unit, vents, lighting
  • Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center – damaged roof, windows, doors, AC unit, lighting, landscaping
  • Donald E. Green Senior Center – damaged roof, door, window, siding, meter, AC unit
  • Hubert Richter Memorial Chapel – damaged roof
  • Heritage Park – damaged main office and concession/bathroom building roof and windows; damaged pavilion roof, dugouts, bleachers, outdoor lighting
  • Field of Miracles – damaged pavilion roof


  • City Administration – 2 vehicles, including the mayor’s vehicle
  • Fire Department – 5 vehicles, 4 trailers
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant – 2 vehicles
  • Street Department – 1 vehicle
  • Building Department – 3 vehicles
  • Parks & Recreation Department – 1 trailer
  • Police Department – 19 vehicles 

As damage assessments are still underway, no monetary loss/recovery cost amount has been established. On releasing the list, Mayor Jacobs issued the following statement:

“On Monday, March 19, 2018, a large portion of the city of Cullman, and parts of Cullman County, were hit hard by severe thunderstorms that produced very large hail.  The following day, I signed a Declaration of Emergency Conditions proclaiming the existence of a local emergency in Cullman due to the extent and severity of the damages sustained by the city of Cullman, citizens and business owners.  I commend the actions of our first responders and public works employees, who are always ready to respond in severe weather conditions and other emergency situations. And my heart goes out to everyone who was affected. We will come through this together, just as we did in 2011 and just as Cullman’s citizens have done several times throughout our history.”

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