Posted: Thursday, Jan. 24
There are school delays for Wednesday, January 30th. Find links here ...
Find road closures in Madison County here and other traffic information from ALDOT at this link, or call the ALDOT emergency call center at 888-588-2848
WE ARE CURRENTLY UNDER A TORNADO WATCH AND WIND ADVISORY
... A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 630 am CST for Cullman County
SCHOOL DELAYS/CLOSINGS for Wed., January 30, 2013 ... link to WHNT's list
- Arab City Schools – Opening at 10:00 a.m.
- Athens Bible School – Opening at 10:00 a.m.
- Bedford County, TN Schools – 2 hour delay; extended day will open at regular time
- Bethel Baptist School – Opening at 10:00 a.m.
- Cullman City Schools – 2 hour delay
- Cullman County – 3 hour delay
- Decatur City Schools - Opening at 9:00 a.m.
- Decatur Heritage Christian Academy – Opening at 9:00 a.m.
- Fayetteville City Schools, Tn – Closed all day
- Hartselle City Schools - Opening at 10:00 a.m.
- Lawrence County, Ala. Schools – 2 hour delay
- Limestone County – 2 hour delay
- Lincoln County – Closed all day
- Madison City Schools – 2 hour delay
- Morgan County Schools – 2 hour delay
- Sacred Heart School, Cullman – 2 hour delay
- St. Bernard Prep School, Cullman – 2 hour delay
- The Ellis Academy – Opening at 10:00 a.m.
The Departments of Health in Alabama and Tennessee have classified nfluenza as 'widespread' . Don't worry, that's considered normal this time of year. Here's a link to the ADH's Influenza Surveillance page ...
One of our core functions is to alert the community in times of severe weather. WLRH's Emergency Action System is programmed to cover Madison, Morgan, Cullman and Limestone counties. Those four counties will hear automated EAS alerts for Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Tornado Warnings and other special weather event. In case of tornado warnings, we will provide additional live updates as staffing permits. You can also find up-to-date severe weather information on our
Be prepared! Have a plan and a checklist in place when severe weather strikes ... click here for more.
Useful emergency phone numbers ...
Statewide Volunteer and Information ... 211
ALDOT emergency call center at 888-588-2848
FEMA Disaster Assistance ... 800-621-FEMA (3362) ... or disasterassistance.gov
Red Cross ... 800-RED-CROSS ... 800-733-27677
Statewide Assistance Number ... 866-465-2241
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers ... 888-795-2707
PRACTICE TORNADO SAFETY
Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible across the region
tonight. Now is a good opportunity to practice your safety
rules... teach Young ones what to do... and check on the elderly or
those that depend on care to be sure they have a safety outlet.
A Tornado Watch means that tornado development is possible... so
remain alert for developing thunderstorms and all The Hazards
they bring. The tornado threat is expected to be greatest tonight...
so stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio... commercial radio or
television... for weather statements or warnings.
A Tornado Warning... usually issued for 1 or 2 counties at a
time... means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by
weather radar. Persons in the path of the storm need to find
shelter immediately... preferably in a sturdy building... and below
ground if possible.
It is important to remember that tornadoes can sometimes develop
rapidly. If you hear or see a tornado... or if you feel
threatened... move immediately to shelter. Seconds can save your
Tornado safety rules...
1. In homes or small buildings... go to the basement or to an
interior room... such as a closet or bathroom... on the lowest
level. Get under something sturdy such as a heavy table or bed.
2. In Mobile homes and vehicles... abandon them and go to a sturdy
structure. If there is no such structure nearby... lie flat in a
ditch... ravine... Gully... culvert... or low spot with your arms and
hands shielding your head.
3. In large buildings such as schools... factories... hospitals...
nursing homes... and shopping centers... go to the predesignated
shelter area. Interior hallways on lowest floor are usually best.
Stay away from rooms that are large in area because they have
weakly supported roofs.
4. In high rise buildings... go to an interior small room or
5. Stay away from windows. Don't bother opening or closing them.
It won't make any difference to the structure and you'll waste
time or put yourself at risk... should glass break as you are
Severe thunderstorms can also cause considerable damage from hail
or wind... and can threaten your life. If a Severe Thunderstorm
Warning is issued... move to a place of safety. Your tornado
shelter gives the best protection... but at minimum stay away from
windows. Keep a weather radio... radio... or television handy in
case the warning is upgraded to a Tornado Warning.
More safety and forecast information can be found at our
website... at http://weather.Gov/Huntsville.
Find radar, forecasts, weather warnings from (NWS-forecast) ... (NOAA-forecast) ... (X Underground-tornado warnings) ... HSV radar loop ... other local weather data ...
- Albertville City Schools – delayed 3 hours
- Arab City Schools – opening at 10 a.m.
- Blount County Schools – delayed 3 hours
- Boaz City Schools – delayed 3 hours
- Colbert County Schools – will open at 10:30 a.m. Buses will run at 9:15 a.m.
- Covenant Christian Academy Tuscumbia – 10:00 a.m.
- Etowah County Schools – delayed 3 hours
- Florence City Schools – delayed 2 hours
- Franklin County Schools (AL) – opening at 10 a.m.
- Guntersville City Schools – delayed 3 hours
- Jackson County Schools – opening 11 AM
- Lauderdale County Schools – opening 10:30 a.m.
- Lawrence County Schools (AL) – opening at 10:30 a.m.
- Limestone County Schools – delayed 2 hours
- Marshall County Schools – delayed 3 hours; will re-evaluate situation at 8 a.m. Friday.
- Mountain View Christian Academy (Bryant) – 3 hour delay
- Muscle Shoals City Schools – will delay 2 hours
- Russellville City Schools – opening at 10 a.m.
- Scottsboro City Schools – delaying 3 hours
- Sheffield City Schools – delaying 2 hours
- Shoals Christian Academy – delayed 2 hours
- St. Joseph Catholic School (Florence) – delayed 2 hours
- Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County Schools will make the call in the morning