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

    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

    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

    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’

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...