Disasters

Heavy rain, flooding put Alabama under a state of emergency

Heavy rain, flooding put Alabama under a state of emergency

 Alabama has been under a statewide emergency declaration since 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, in anticipation of heavy rain, flooding and tornadoes possible over the next few days. >> Read governor’s emergency declaration release >> Additional proclamation related to drivers’ hours of service >> For real-time…

Alabama under state of emergency due to threat of severe weather

Alabama under state of emergency due to threat of severe weather

Alabama has been under a statewide emergency declaration since 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in anticipation of severe weather. > Read governor’s emergency declaration release >> For real-time road conditions, visit algotraffic.com When Alabama experiences a state of emergency, Alabama’s price gouging law is in effect….

Winter storm prompts governor to issue state of emergency

Winter storm prompts governor to issue state of emergency

Alabama has been under a statewide emergency declaration since 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, related to Winter Storm Helena. Sleet and snow fell overnight Friday in parts of central Alabama, including Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. As temperatures dropped, the remaining snowy or slushy areas froze. Due to…

Alabama in State of Emergency Due to Gasoline Pipeline Leak

Alabama in State of Emergency Due to Gasoline Pipeline Leak

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued an emergency declaration effective Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, because of a gasoline pipeline leak that is causing an interuption in the availability of gasoline in the state. When Alabama experiences a state of emergency, Alabama’s price gouging law is…

Governor declares state of emergency in anticipation of severe weather

Governor declares state of emergency in anticipation of severe weather

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued an emergency declaration effective Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. >> Governor issues statewide state of emergency due to expected impact of severe weather >> Five tornadoes confirmed so far from Tuesday’s storms >> Wiregrass cleaning up damage after Tuesday storms…

Flooding, Tornadoes Put Alabama in State of Emergency

Flooding, Tornadoes Put Alabama in State of Emergency

On Christmas Day, the entire state of Alabama was placed under a state of emergency related to excessive rainfall and flooding. Alabama experienced record rainfall and record temperatures. Rivers in Alabama that exceeded the flood stage include the Pea, Alabama,…