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    Cullman Electric Co-op prepared for extreme cold weather

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Electric Cooperative together with the Tennessee Valley Authority are monitoring the extreme cold weather entering the region and its impact on the regional power supply. “We expect temperatures next week will be the coldest so far this season,” Cullman Electric’s CEO...

    Cold weather tips from Cullman Electric Co-op

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Brrr! Extreme cold temperatures are coming our way, which means your home will be working in overdrive to keep you and your family warm. Turning everything off when you leave a room can reduce energy consumption and save you money on your...

    CHS adds weather station as engineering students showcase 3D print skills statewide

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools is partnering with a weather institute to host a cutting-edge weather monitoring station on campus, with students taking the opportunity to gain some real-world Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills along the way.Cullman High School has partnered...

    Prepared for the storm: Cullman Electric Cooperative readies for fall power outages

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    Updated Nov. 20, 2023, at 6:50 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – As the fall storm season approaches, Cullman Electric Cooperative stands ready to tackle any challenges that may arise, including potential power outages. The cooperative's linemen and operations team are on alert, prepared to respond promptly...

    Cold weather coming: Heat your home safely

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    If you happen to live in areas that experience colder weather, it’s starting to get chilly and you may be turning your heat on. Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires in this country and the American Red Cross urges families to...

    ACES: Heat safety important as summer temperatures rise

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Outdoor work and recreation are difficult to enjoy when temperatures are hotter than a black cat on a tin roof in the middle of July. While summer is a popular time to be outside, Alabama heat and humidity are a...

    Lightning strike kills cattle in Berlin, highlights need for safety in storms

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    BERLIN, Ala. – Lightning killed 31 cattle on the farm of Daymin Gardner in Berlin during Saturday afternoon’s thunderstorms. The cattle were taking shelter under a large tree when the tree appeared to have been hit. Daymin Gardner’s brother Tim Gardner posted a photo of...

    Severe weather for portions of state this afternoon into Monday

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    CLANTON, Ala. – Two waves of thunderstorms are expected from this afternoon into Monday morning, both of which will likely produce some severe weather. The first wave will enter northern Alabama early to mid-afternoon and affect areas mainly north of I-20 through 5 pm. The second wave will...

    CAPNA opens applications for weatherization assistance

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With the cost of living steadily rising, and many homeowners unable to perform crucial repairs to maintain their homes, it can seem like a domino effect as leaky doors and windows contribute to rising heating and cooling costs, keeping some homeowners...

    Community storm shelters to open during severe weather events

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has provided a list of available storm shelters for inclement weather. If you are not in a substantial structure, please go to a shelter. For the safety of shelter occupants, especially small children, please do...

    A line of showers and thunderstorms will enter northwestern Alabama between 10 pm tonight and 2 am Thursday

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    CLANTON - Widespread dense fog will occur statewide through late morning with the visibility ¼ mile or less.  Allow extra time to reach your destination. A line of showers and thunderstorms will enter northwestern Alabama between 10 pm tonight and 2 am Thursday and move quickly through the state...

    Severe weather possible Thursday with snowfall Friday

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    CLANTON, Ala. – Thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front moving quickly through the state on Thursday.  During the morning hours and across the northern half of the state, scattered thunderstorms will occur.    During the afternoon, as atmospheric instability increases, the thunderstorms will likely become...

    Severe weather is likely Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning

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    CLANTON – Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are forecast to occur mainly across the western half of the state today. No severe weather is expected. Several rounds of thunderstorms are forecast to affect the state tomorrow afternoon into Wednesday morning. Unfortunately, the atmosphere will be conducive for damaging straight-line...

    Severe storms are possible today, Saturday, and next Tuesday

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    CLANTON – A number of upper level disturbances will affect Alabama over the next six days. Today, a line of thunderstorms will move into the western portions of the state sometime between late morning and early afternoon, followed by an area of moderate to heavy...

    Very cold temperatures into next week

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    CLANTON, Ala.  –  Christmas Eve (Saturday morning) will see low temperatures in the single digits near and north of I-20 north to teens along the coast. Saturday afternoon will see high temperatures from the lower 20s north to middle 30s at the coast.   It will...

    Brutally cold air arrives early Friday

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    CLANTON – Wednesday, 8:00 am December 21, 2022 As expected, the National Weather Service has upgraded Wind Chill and Hard Freeze Watches to Warnings across much of the northern 2/3 of the state, with Hard Freeze Watches in the southern 1/3. Mostly light rain will move into the...

    Life-Threatening Wind Chill for Much of the State late this week

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    CLANTON – Wind Chill and Hard Freeze Watches have been issued for much of the state from Thursday evening or early Friday through the Christmas weekend.  The National Weather Service will likely be issuing a Hard Freeze Warning statewide and Wind Chill Warning for all but the far...

    Updated list of community storm shelters

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has provided a list of available storm shelters for inclement weather. If you are not in a substantial structure, please go to a shelter. For the safety of shelter occupants, especially small children, please do...

    List of community storm shelters

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has provided a list of available storm shelters for inclement weather. If you are not in a substantial structure, please go to a shelter during dangerous weater. For the safety of shelter occupants, especially...

    Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - With seemingly constant threats of inclement weather, no matter the season, residents will be able to participate in the state’s annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday to better prepare.  According to the Alabama Department of Revenue, the sales tax holiday begins...

    Rebound: Cullman’s tornado recovery makes huge leaps

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The large multi-vortex EF-4 tornado that plowed through downtown Cullman on the afternoon of April 27, 2011 did massive damage along its path. An estimated $13.5 million in damage occurred in the city, $5.5 million to city government properties and facilities...

    NWS: At least 1 EF-1 tornado in Cullman County Wednesday

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     CULLMAN, Ala. - The National Weather Service (NWS) Huntsville office sent a damage assessment team to inspect areas of Cullman County hit by Wednesday night’s storms, and issued a preliminary statement late Thursday afternoon saying, “Preliminary results from our survey indicate EF-1 damage in...

    LifeSouth Community Blood Centers Are Preparing For Inclement Weather

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      MADISON, Ala. - In the coming days, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will continue to work with local hospitals, providing them with blood products. It’s important to note that blood is a priority during a storm that may result in bodily injuries to individuals. Trauma...

    ‘It’s critical for folks not to let their guard down’

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    Cullman County facing severe weather threat from Wednesday morning through early Thursday  CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - National Weather Service (NWS) Huntsville office Senior Meteorologist Andrew Pritchett told Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) and local law enforcement staff in a web briefing Tuesday afternoon that...

    Cullman Electric Co-op ready to restore power

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     CULLMAN, Ala. – As residents prepare for yet another round of thunderstorms and high winds following Monday’s storms and Tuesday’s early morning flooding in parts of the county, the Cullman Electric Cooperative (CEC) is prepared to respond if needed to restore power if the...

    Cullman Power Board ready to respond in case of outages

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Those responsible for keeping the power on for the residents inside the city limits of Cullman have been preparing for possible outages connected with a strong storm system pushing its way through the region.   Mike Manning, general manager of Cullman Power Board...

    Sheriff Gentry advises, ‘stay home’ during winter weather 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Following a 20-plus vehicle pileup along U.S. Highway 231 in Morgan County early Monday morning, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry is urging residents to stay home if they do not have to be out in deteriorating conditions.  “Only travel when necessary during...

    Cullman area will be spared Sally’s worst effects, but expect plenty of rain and a chance of flooding in some places

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Hurricane Sally moved away from its predicted course through Louisiana and Mississippi that would have brought the storm into north Alabama, making landfall instead along the Alabama gulf coast. This means that when the storm makes its predicted eastward turn, it...

    NWS Huntsville confirms EF-1 tornado in Cullman Co., EF-0 in Morgan Co.

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Preliminary damage survey results from the National Weather Service in Huntsville show two tornadoes touched down early Friday evening. The NWS reports an EF-1 in northwest Cullman County and an EF-0 in Eva. The path of the EF-1 tornado In Cullman County...

    Update: NWS now confirms 4 Easter Sunday tornadoes in Cullman County

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The National Weather Service (NWS) Huntsville this week posted the preliminary results of its damage survey of the Easter storms which occurred April 12, 2020. The agency initially reported three tornadoes touched down in Cullman County. It now says there were...

    (Updated) Strong storms, tornadoes cause damage across Cullman County

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    Updated 1-13-20 1:52 p.m. CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - A line of strong storms powered through Alabama, including Cullman County, Saturday, bringing three confirmed tornadoes and powerful winds that caused damage at numerous locations throughout the area. The National Weather Service (NWS) on Sunday confirmed an...

    Tribune and Wallace State produce permanent memento of 2018 Hail Storm

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    HANCEVILLE/CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Tribune recently presented Cullman EMA Director Phyllis Little a full-size 3D printed model of “Walter,” the official Alabama state record hailstone that was collected in the North Walter community on the evening of Mar. 19, 2018.   “Walter” was the...

    Cullman City Hall sees hail…sort of

    Tribune reporter W.C. Mann presenting 3D printed hailstone models to Mayor Woody Jacobs Thursday afternoon.
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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Thursday afternoon, a day after delivering a 3D printed model of “Walter,” Alabama’s official largest hailstone which fell during the massive Mar. 19, 2018 hail storm, to Cullman EMA, The Cullman Tribune’s W.C. Mann visited Cullman City Hall to present...

    Cullman City Hall sees hail…sort of

    Tribune reporter W.C. Mann presenting 3D printed hailstone models to Mayor Woody Jacobs Thursday afternoon.
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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Thursday afternoon, a day after delivering a 3D printed model of “Walter,” Alabama’s official largest hailstone which fell during the massive Mar. 19, 2018 hail storm, to Cullman EMA, The Cullman Tribune’s W.C. Mann visited Cullman City Hall to present...

    (Update) NWS: EF1 tornado with 105 mph winds caused damage in White City, Holly Pond

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    A mangled tree is seen in front of a damaged home on County Road 617 in White City  on Friday, March 15, 2019.  (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. - The National Weather Service (NWS) on Friday determined that it was an EF1...

    NWS: EF1 tornado with 105 mph winds caused damage in White City, Holly Pond

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    An uprooted tree is seen on County Road 617 in White City Thursday, March 14, 2019. (Gary McGriff for The Cullman Tribune) Updated 3-15-19 4:39 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - The National Weather Service (NWS) on Friday determined that it was an EF1 tornado with peak winds...

    Town of Vinemont declares state of emergency in wake of potential hazardous flooding

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    Vinemont Councilwoman Shirley Arnett and Mayor Radginal Dodson speak at Tuesday night's special-called meeting. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) VINEMONT, Ala. - The Town of South Vinemont on Tuesday night declared a state of emergency ahead of more flooding rains. The City of Hanceville...

    Cullman area preparing for potential flooding

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    At a municipal maintenance facility in Hanceville on Monday, Hanceville firefighter Nathan Morgan, along with other workers and volunteers, filled trailer loads of sand bags. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Early Monday afternoon, Hanceville city workers and volunteers filled sand bags...

    (Update) Predicted rainfall and wind speeds rise slightly in forecast updates

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    Update from the National Weather Service in Huntsville: A Wind Advisory remains in effect w/ wind gusts up to 40 mph possible this afternoon. Heavy rain will also move tonight, with 1 to 3 inches expected. A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect...

    Heavy rains, wind expected through Friday

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    Click here for the very latest from the National Weather Service in Huntsville. CULLMAN COUNTY - The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory and flash flood watch ahead of a weather system moving into the area, expected to dump up to 3...

    3 injured in Jones Chapel tornado ‘are OK’

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    This mobile home near Jones Chapel was destroyed by a tornado Friday evening. (Courtesy of Phyllis Little) JONES CHAPEL - The tornado that struck a mobile home between Jones Chapel and West Point left three people injured, leveling the residence. Hurt were one adult, a...

    Subtropical Storm Alberto: Cullman County faces storm threat until Thursday

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    Alberto’s predicted path, as of early Tuesday morning (NOAA/National Weather Service) CULLMAN - What does Subtropical Storm Alberto mean for north Alabama? Late Monday afternoon, The Tribune spoke to forecasters from the National Weather Service office in Huntsville who are tracking Alberto, to make sense...

    FEMA urges those with March 19 storm damage to register for disaster assistance

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    A home on Bolte Road on March 20, 2018 (Tribune file photo) ALABAMA - Persons and families who had property damage or loss caused by the storms and tornadoes of March 19-20 in Alabama’s Calhoun, Cullman, Etowah counties are urged to register with the Federal...

    Cullman County hailstone now official state record, 1st entry in state’s new hail dataset

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    This hailstone, collected March 19 by Tribune reporter William Craig Mann (shown) in his yard in the community of Walter, has been officially declared the largest recorded hailstone to fall in Alabama. The hailstone had a maximum diameter of 5.38 inches along its longest...

    Cullman hail storm’s silver lining

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    The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety’s Ross Maiden scans the largest of five preserved hailstones collected during the March 19 storm. / Photo W.C. Mann/The Cullman Tribune   WALTER - When bad storm clouds roll through Cullman County, they always seem to have behind them...

    ‘Thousands of employees affected’

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    Cullman Economic Development Agency Dale Greer: “These are very quick assessments and I believe there will be many more damage reports. Thousands of employees are affected.” / Tribune file photo Note: the listing contained here is preliminary; it should be considered a demonstrative sampling, not...

    Cullman mayor releases preliminary city property storm damage list

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    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. Buildings/facilities Cullman Economic...

    ‘I’ve never seen damage like this’: Emergency personnel amazed at damage caused by Monday’s hail

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    Busted windshields and vinyl siding, along with tarped roofs, are what a lot of residents and businesses are dealing with on the south side of Cullman following Monday night’s violent hail storm. / Nick Griffin CULLMAN - The south end of the city of Cullman...

    NWS Huntsville: March 19 hail storm of historical magnitude

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    National Weather Service Huntsville staffers measured the circumference of the largest hailstone at 13.75 inches. / W.C. Mann This would be the largest hailstone on record, east of the Mississippi River, at 5.25 inches. So that’s saying something. That’s a really, really large hailstone, for...

    Do you remember? Blizzard of 1993

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    CULLMAN - It's been 25 years since the Blizzard of 1993, which took place March 12-14, 1993. Cullman had 10 inches of snow. Do you remember? Here's how the National Weather Service in Huntsville recalls the event: Event Summary: The March 12-14 1993 North American blizzard impacted north Alabama...

    Mayors give updates on winter storm’s effects

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    First Avenue Northeast, as seen on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 17. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN COUNTY - On Wednesday, The Tribune checked in with mayors around Cullman County to see how the municipalities were handling this week’s winter storm.  None of the officials we were able...

    ALDOT, Alabama EMA: winter weather will bring dangerous conditions

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    ALDOT is preparing Alabama roads for winter weather. / Photo, taken Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, is courtesy of photographer Bill Castle/ABC3340.   MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency are warning Alabamians to expect dangerous conditions across the state as winter...

    Gov. Ivey issues State of Emergency in preparation for winter weather

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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency, effective at 6 p.m. Monday, for all Alabama counties in preparation for potential severe winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a large portion of Alabama in anticipation...

    ALDOT prepared for approaching winter weather

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    MONTGOMERY – With temperatures dropping below freezing and rain predicted for Friday through early Saturday, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) encourages motorists to drive with extreme caution and to monitor road conditions before traveling. Motorists needing information on road conditions in Alabama should look...

    Warming stations open in Cullman and Hanceville

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    Left to right: Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs, Cullman County EMA Director Phyllis Little, Cullman County VOAD Director Chris Hopper and Cullman Parks and Recreation Director Nathan Anderson / W.C Mann CULLMAN COUNTY - As temperatures dip down into dangerous lows, authorities and volunteers around Cullman...

    Governor Ivey issues statewide State of Emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

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    MONTGOMERY– Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday issued a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of the potential impacts for Tropical Storm Nate. According to the National Hurricane Center, Nate is expected to reach the northern Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane when it...

    ADAI opens 4 livestock shelters in preparation for Hurricane Irma

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    MONTGOMERY – With expectations of Hurricane Irma making landfall in south Florida this weekend, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has been in contact with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA), Alabama Horse Council and the Florida Department...

    (UPDATED) NWS Huntsville confirms EF-2 tornado caused damage

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    HOLLY POND - The National Weather Service in Huntsville (NWSH) confirmed late Friday afternoon that it was an EF-2 tornado that caused the damage in Cullman and Marshall Counties Thursday night, saying the hardest hit areas were Holly Pond and Baileyton. NWSH reported that the...

    National Weather Service, EMA to survey damage in Holly Pond, Joppa this morning

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - The Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and a team from the National Weather Service in Huntsville will be in the Holly Pond and Joppa areas this morning to survey last night's storm damage. Said EMA Director Phyllis Little, "There is a...

    Multiple reports of damage in Holly Pond, Joppa areas

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - There have been multiple reports of damage in the Holly Pond and Joppa areas tonight, following a severe storm that crossed through the area. Between 9:30-10 p.m., the volunteer fire departments from Holly Pond, Walter, Joppa and Baileyton were dispatched. Holly Pond and...

    Cullman EMA keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Cindy

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    Image shows Tropical Storm Cindy’s projected path, as of 7 a.m. Thursday morning. / NOAA National Hurricane Center CULLMAN - The current weather situation in the Gulf with Tropical Storm Cindy has warranted concerns from weather and emergency services in Cullman. According to the National Weather...

    Hurricane season begins

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    The track Hurricane Danny took in 1985- Courtesy of NWS Huntsville “Suddenly, the wind tipped the whole cabin over- carried everything out to sea…. The waves were terrific big things.” (Joseph M. Lyndon, as told to a Miami news reporter, quote later reprinted in the...

    Be prepared: spring tornado season is upon us

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    CULLMAN - Alabama’s spring tornado season is upon us. Spring tornado season is typically defined as lasting from the beginning of March to the beginning of May. However, tornadoes can and do occur earlier than March. Summer tornadoes are extremely rare in Alabama. Though there...

    Colony hosts National Weather Service Skywarn storm spotter class

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    NWS Huntsville's Dan Dixon and Cullman County EMA Director Phyllis Little talk before the program COLONY - When the news or your weather radio warns you that bad weather is happening where you are, those alerts aren't just based on people looking at computer screens...

    Colony to host National Weather Service storm spotter class

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    COLONY - On Thursday, March 2, the Town of Colony will host a storm spotter class presented by the Huntsville office of the National Weather Service (NWS) and sponsored by the Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (CEMA).  The event will take place at the...

    Severe weather tax holiday approaching; new alert system coming to Cullman

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    CULLMAN - Alabama will hold its sixth annual severe weather preparedness tax holiday, starting Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe weather preparedness items free of state sales...

    Weather vs. News: Where does Cullman County fit?

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    Cullman County is in the Birmingham news market, but the Huntsville weather market. So what gives? CULLMAN - When you watch weather reports on the news, depending on what channel you watch and what's going on up in the sky, you might notice that Cullman...

    Polar Bear Plunge, Wellness Day will go on as planned Saturday

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    CULLMAN -  Cullman City Parks and Recreation’s third annual Community Wellness Day, including the Polar Bear Plunge, will go on as planned Saturday, in spite of frigid weather. Saturday's high will be a nippy 28 degrees. The projected temp at 11 a.m. (the time...

    NWS: Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 3 a.m.; Wind Chill Advisory from 3-9 a.m. Saturday

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    CULLMAN - Here is the latest from the National Weather Service, issued at 2:44 p.m., for the counties of Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson, Dekalb and Cullman.   WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 A.M. SATURDAY Additional light snow and bitterly cold wind chills expected late...

    Cullman EMA: increased snow totals, snow will be here between 4-6 p.m.

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    UPDATE: 5:59 p.m. Jan. 6: Yes, folks, we know. It appears all of the precipitation has gone south of Cullman County; however, according to the Cullman County EMA, snow is still possible. Also, there have been isolated reports of bridges icing in the county....

    Current list of closings and delays

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    CULLMAN - Check here for our most current list of winter weather closings and delays. We will update this list as information becomes available. CLOSED SATURDAY, JAN. 7 Wallace State Community College, Hanceville and Oneonta Campuses CLOSED FRIDAY, JAN. 6 Cullman City Schools Cullman County Schools St. Bernard Preparatory School Wallace...

    Friday’s area prep basketball games to be rescheduled

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - Both Cullman County Schools and Cullman City Schools canceling school for Friday due to the impending winter weather means all extracurricular actives are called off as well. For prep basketball, that means all games that were to be played Friday night, will...

    Winter Weather Advisory issued for Cullman Co. beginning Friday at 3 p.m.

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    CULLMAN -  The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6 to 3 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 for counties in the Tennessee Valley, including Cullman. Light snow accumulations are possible Friday afternoon into Friday night. An...

    Phase III of the City’s Emergency Water Conservation Plan to go into effect tomorrow

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    Lake Catoma on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 CULLMAN - On Thursday, Jan. 5, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs signed a Declaration of Urgency declaring that Phase III of the City’s Emergency Water Conservation Plan, as set out in Ordinance 2011-29, will be implemented beginning at 12:01...

    Prep basketball squads preparing for schedule shake-up ahead of possible wintry weather

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - Local prep basketball games scheduled for Friday are questionable at the moment, as the threat of a wintry mix of snow hangs over the area. In the latest report from WBRC FOX 6 Meteorologist Jill Gilardi, current data shows the possibility for...

    Cullman among 28 counties placed under drought emergency

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    MONTGOMERY- Twenty-eight Alabama counties, including Cullman, have been placed under a drought emergency in the latest Alabama Drought Declaration issued Tuesday afternoon. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs’ Office of Water Resources updated the declaration in accordance with the Alabama Drought Planning and...

    Secondary tornado season approaching

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    CULLMAN - Alabama’s secondary tornado season is just around the corner, so now is a good time to begin reviewing severe weather safety and get a plan in place. While the chances of experiencing a tornado are low, they are not zero, so it...

    UPDATE: Weather at Rock the South

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    CULLMAN - Phyllis Little, director of the Cullman Emergency Management Agency, is on the team of people at Rock the South monitoring the weather and has a say in the decisions on how to handle emergency situations at the festival. “Right now, it is looking...

    Early Dismissals and Closings Due to Stormy Weather on Tuesday

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    CULLMAN - As the threat of severe weather looms over our area, several area schools and organizations are announcing early dismissals and cancellations. Please check back often for updates. As of 12:50 p.m., Feb. 2 St. Paul's Lutheran School will dismiss at 1 p.m. on Tuesday,...

    Closings and Cancellations Due to Winter Weather

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    CULLMAN - There are a number of closings and cancellations due to wintry weather moving through our area. Please see below for a complete list. We will update as information becomes available. Last update: 6:58 p.m. -----Cullman Regional Medical Center's Trauma Prevention program, scheduled for tomorrow,...

    Clarkson Covered Bridge Park Reopens After Christmas Flood

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    CULLMAN - Clarkson Covered Bridge Park reopened to the public on Jan. 13. The park, built around the historic bridge, was damaged during the 2015 Christmas Day Flood, and while no harm came to the bridge itself, walkways and paths around the park were...

    SBA Disaster Assistance Approved for Coffee, Jefferson, Montgomery, Morgan and Surrounding Counties

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    MONTGOMERY - Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a request for disaster assistance for Coffee, Jefferson, Montgomery, Morgan and surrounding counties. The approval is based damage assessments from severe storms and flooding that occurred from Dec....

    Gov. Bentley Requests Public Assistance for 39 Counties Impacted by December Storms

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    MONTGOMERY ‐ At the request of Gov. Robert Bentley, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) on Wednesday announced the state has formally requested federal disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The approval of this request will authorize the FEMA Public Assistance Grant...

    Christmas Day Flooding Causes Estimated $2.5 Million in Damages at WWTP

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    The ultraviolet light disinfection, two clarifier basins, along with the screen and grit removal basin were flooded. The estimated damage at this time is $2.5 million.”  Jeff Adams, WWTP superintendent CULLMAN – The Christmas Day flood of 2015 won’t soon be forgotten by those who were...

    Convent Road, Larkwood Drive among two sections of roadways currently closed to traffic

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    CULLMAN – The Cullman Police Department, Cullman Fire and Rescue, Cullman Power Board, Cullman Street Department, along with Cullman Mayor Max A. Townson are all asking the public to stay away from affected areas from the flooding which occurred on Christmas Day.  "These areas are...

    ABC 33/40 Meteorologist James Spann Coming To Hanceville March 3

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    HANCEVILLE - ABC 33/40 Meteorologist James Spann will be making a stop in Hanceville on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The public is invited to join him, along with meteorologists Charles Daniel, Meaghan Thomas and Brian Peters outside Hanceville City Hall beginning at 4:15 p.m. James...

    Mallard Point Trailer Park, Vincent Marina hit hard by fires

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    CULLMAN – Fire crews from all around Cullman County have been battling blazes throughout the county for most of the day and are currently battling fires at Vincent Marina and Mallard Point Trailer Park. “As of now we know that the marina has been hit...

    Red Cross facilities are top-notch and multi-purposed

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    CULLMAN – The new Beech Center has been a great asset to the Cullman County Center for the Developmentally Disabled (CCCDD), but it is also the new home to the Cullman Red Cross. The tornadoes of April 2011 destroyed the previous building. Fortunately, a...

    Winterizing Your Car: Advice from Local Experts to Keep You Going All Winter Long

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    CULLMAN - It’s that time of year again, time to drag out the coats and sweaters and hunker down in a nice warm place. Hot chocolate sales are through the roof and children are wearing all sorts of toboggans, gloves and scarves. Most of...

    Come Spend An Evening with James Spann

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    CULLMAN – If you are looking to spend a magical evening with a state celebrity and hero, then you should be at the Cullman Civic Center on October 10. Sardis Baptist Church has put together an evening to remember with good food, fellowship and...

    September is National Preparedness Month: Help Your Family Be Prepared

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    CULLMAN – Events like the deadly tornadoes of April 27, 2011 are not days that we as a county want to remember. Homes, businesses and lives were lost that day across the state, and we as a community recovered together, stronger and united. After...

    Severe Weather Preparedness: You Never Know When the Next Storm Will Strike

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    With April being one of the months notorious for storms in Cullman’s history, it is good to know how to be prepared! There are several steps you can take to be prepared for tornadoes or other natural disasters.   Have an Emergency kit prepared and ready...

    Alabamians brace for yet another Polar Blast

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    HUNTSVILLE – A low pressure system in the Gulf will combine with an upper level system to bring a good chance of snow to the area Monday night. A little sleet may mix in with the snow mainly in areas south of the Tennessee...

    2014 Sales Tax Holiday for Severe Weather Preparedness Items Set Feb. 21 through Feb. 23

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    MONTGOMERY – Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday February 21, 2014, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday February 23, 2014, Alabama will hold its annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe-weather preparedness supplies free of state sales...

    Cullman Electric Cooperative members can expect high bills due to extreme cold weather

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    CULLMAN – As another winter storm brings sustained sub-freezing temperatures to North Alabama for the second time this month, Cullman Electric Cooperative wants members to be prepared for higher electric bills.   Electric bills tend to be higher during the winter months because consumers use more...

    Governor Bentley Declares State of Emergency Due to Propane Gas Shortage

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    MONTGOMERY—Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday declared a State of Emergency for all Alabama counties due to the threat of propane gas shortage because of the extreme winter weather in Alabama.   “With life threatening cold temperatures expected once again, it is important for Alabamians to have...

    Bracing for the Arctic Blast

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    HUNTSVILLE- Rain will change over to snow tonight, with accumulations of 1-2 inches expected EAST of I-65 (for Dekalb, Marshall, and Jackson counties in NE AL, and Franklin County in Southern Middle Tennessee). In addition, gusty northwest winds will produce dangerous wind chills tonight,...

    Winter Weather Tips to help keep pets safe

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    CULLMAN – Temperatures are expected to dip well below freezing over the next week, which has many residents preparing their homes and cars for the frigid temperatures. But are you doing enough to protect your pets or livestock?   The following guidelines will help you protect...