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Calhoun County EMA
Monday March 19th, 2018 :: 08:16 p.m. CDT

Alert

TORNADO WARNING for northern Calhoun County until 9:15 PM

National Weather Service Birmingham AL
815 PM CDT MON MAR 19 2018

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
Northern Calhoun County in east central Alabama...
South central Etowah County in northeastern Alabama...

* Until 900 PM CDT

* At 815 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Neely Henry Lake, or near Rainbow City, moving
east at 40 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* Locations impacted include...
Jacksonville, Rainbow City, Piedmont, Glencoe, Ohatchee, Neely
Henry Lake, Jacksonville State University, Alexandria, Southside,
Cobb City, Sulphur Springs and Wellington.

Instructions:

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.

Address/Location
Calhoun County EMA
507 Francis St W
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 256-435-0540

Alert Details

Severity:
Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Tornado Warning

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