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    Damaging winds and flooding possible in approaching weather system

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - All of north Alabama will see the threat of severe weather Wednesday night and Thursday morning as a cold front moves into the area, and short-term conditions could set the stage for flooding this weekend. Most models indicate a round of showers...

    Community storm shelters to open in preparation for Tuesday storms

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The National Weather Service has issued warnings of the potential impact Hurricane Ida is expected to have on Cullman County and North Alabama. With flooding and tornadoes possible across the area, residents are urged to be weather aware and have...

    Natural disasters and severe weather: when the power goes out

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - CDC offers these tips to help you prepare for and cope with sudden loss of power. Take Action To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, use generators, pressure washers, grills and similar items outdoors only. Generators should be used at least 20 feet away from...

    Tornados possible as Hurricane Ida makes landfall

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - There is a risk of tornadoes if you're on the path of Hurricane Ida.  Track weather updates in your area and know the difference between a watch and a warning to stay safe:  Tornado WATCH = Stay alert and be ready to shelter  Tornado...

    Hurricane Ida: major storm system will impact north Alabama Monday and Tuesday

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - As Hurricane Ida pushes through the Gulf of Mexico and a likely point of landfall on the Louisiana coast becomes clearer, National Weather Service forecasters warn that a probable major storm will impact north Alabama Monday night and through the day...

    Gov. Ivey declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Ida Alabama landfall

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - — Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency Proclamation pertaining to Hurricane Ida. “Ahead of Hurricane Ida’s anticipated landfall, I’m issuing a state of emergency for Alabama's coastal and western counties effective at 2 p.m.,” stated Gov. Kay Ivey. The proclamation...

    Starting July 28, severe thunderstorms deemed ‘destructive’ will activate a Wireless Emergency Alert on smartphones

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. Hazardous conditions range from tornadoes, large hailstorms and widespread straight-line winds called derechoes, to cloud-to-ground lightning and flash flooding.   Starting July 28, the National Weather Service will better convey the...

    County Road 522 on Stouts Mountain damaged by weekend storms

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    STOUTS MOUNTAIN, Ala. - Heavy weekend rains brought by the remnants of tropical storm Claudette washed away the shoulder and edge of the road surface on County Road 522 on Stouts Mountain. According to the Cullman County Road Department, the slide displaced an extensive...

    Weekend severe weather chances dropping, increased threat Monday

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The National Weather Service Huntsville forecaster issued an updated forecast Friday afternoon, showing that the tropical system coming up from the Gulf Coast will pass south of Cullman County with little effect. The region will instead be impacted by heavy rains...

    Another active hurricane season predicted

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This year’s hurricane season appears to be developing into an active one. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting 13 to 20 named storms. According to the center, six to 10 of these storms could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph...