Monday, May 5 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-05-05 11:59:35 GMT
President Obama declared a major disaster in five Alabama countiesMore >>
President Obama declared a major disaster in Alabama, and Lee County along with Jefferson, Baldwin, Limestone and Mobile Counties will be receiving federal funding to increase recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms.More >>
(FEMA/CDC) - Be alert to changing weather conditions. When there are thunderstorms in your area, turn on your radio or TV to get the latest emergency information from local authorities. Listen for announcementsMore >>
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is activating the State Emergency Operations Center, located in Clanton, to a Level III. The activation was made in order to monitor any current or possible situations arising from heavy rainfall or flash flooding brought about by the weather system that is moving across the state.
Extremely large amounts of rainfall moved through the State of Alabama Sunday night and Monday morning. Flash flooding, which can occur rapidly and unexpectedly, remains a danger in many areas.
Currently, State and local first responders are monitor major impaired areas such as southern Jefferson and northern Shelby Counties where five to seven inches of rain has fallen.
Officials are also monitoring situations across southeast Alabama where rain soaked creeks and rivers continue to rise.
Motorist should avoid flooded roads and slow travel where standing water is present. Do not attempt to drive through flooded areas. Turn around and find another route to your destination or move to higher ground and wait for the waters to subside. Worse yet, flooding can wash away the road surface causing cars to become stuck and stall.
Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing potential loss of control. One foot of water will float most vehicles.
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:57:05 GMT
Alberto Garcia appeared emotionless as he was escorted by sheriff's deputies to the front of the jail courtroom Friday morning in shackles and a jumpsuit.More >>
Alberto Garcia appeared emotionless as he was escorted by sheriff's deputies to the front of the jail courtroom Friday morning in shackles and a jumpsuit. The lack of emotion was no surprise to Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:53:59 GMT
In April, two local teens were arrested for a heinous crime. 13 year old Remy Harvey, and 16 year old Eddie Devine were charged with carjacking, kidnapping and raping a woman. She was abducted from herMore >>
Now, the victim is taking owners of the apartment she lived in, to court, claiming they failed to provide proper security for residents. More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:54:22 GMT
A 30-year-old woman and an 8-year-old child were abducted at knife-point and sexually assaulted early Friday morning, according to the Ozark Police Department.The abduction happened around 12:40 a.m. onMore >>
The search is on for the Ozark man police say kidnapped a woman and child from their home at knife point and sexually assaulted them.More >>