Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency

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Operating as usual

06/03/2021

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EAST CENTRAL JEFFERSON AND WEST
CENTRAL ST. CLAIR COUNTIES UNTIL 630 PM CDT...

At 553 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from Branchville to near Brook Highland. Movement
was northeast at 5 mph.

Pea size hail and wind gusts around 40 mph will be possible with
these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Birmingham, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Trussville,
Irondale, Leeds, Moody, Springville, Odenville, Center Point,
Tarrant, Margaret, Argo, Chalkville, Shops of Grand River, Bald Rock,
Kingston, Five Points South and Grayson Valley.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

06/02/2021

Due to inclement weather, we will not be conducting the monthly outdoor warning siren test today.

We may see some thunderstorms this evening. Please see the info below from the NWS Birmingham office.
05/09/2021

We may see some thunderstorms this evening. Please see the info below from the NWS Birmingham office.

***THIS SEVERE THREAT HAS ENDED.***

5/9, 7:38am: As showers & storms move in late this afternoon, some of those could be strong to severe, especially northwest. Damaging straight-line winds up to 60mph and hail are the primary hazards along and north of the I-20 corridor through tonight.

*Expired PostA line of storms will be moving into the area shortly from the northwest. This is mainly a wind and light r...
05/07/2021

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A line of storms will be moving into the area shortly from the northwest. This is mainly a wind and light rain event. Although we still have some ongoing flooding issues, this system is moving fast and not producing enough rain to be of any significant additional factor. A significant weather statement has been issued for winds up to 40 MPH.

*Expired Post

A line of storms will be moving into the area shortly from the northwest. This is mainly a wind and light rain event. Although we still have some ongoing flooding issues, this system is moving fast and not producing enough rain to be of any significant additional factor. A significant weather statement has been issued for winds up to 40 MPH.

05/05/2021

Due to ongoing flooding around the county and the current weather conditions, we will NOT test the sirens today.

05/05/2021

*5/4/21*

The severe threat has ended but flooding is still ongoing across Jefferson County. We still advise that you avoid travel if possible.

05/04/2021

*5/4/21*

*THIS IS A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT CROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS. PLEASE AVOID TRAVEL UNTIL THE RAIN STOPS AND FLOOD WATERS CAN RECEDE. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION*

FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR BIRMINGHAM METRO AREA...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Southeastern Jefferson County in central Alabama...
Northwestern Shelby County in central Alabama...

* Until 815 PM CDT.

* At 517 PM CDT, Emergency Management reported thunderstorms
producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 3 and 5
inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is already occurring.

This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Birminghan Metro Area. This is
a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!

HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms
producing flash flooding.

SOURCE...Emergency management.

IMPACT...This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK
HIGHER GROUND NOW! Life threatening flash flooding of
low water crossings, small creeks and streams, urban
areas, highways, streets and underpasses.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood, Pelham,
Mountain Brook, Trussville, Helena, Hueytown, Irondale, Leeds,
Moody, Fairfield, Chelsea, Pleasant Grove, Tarrant, Midfield,
Brighton and Indian Springs Village.

This includes the following streams and drainages...
Fivemile Creek, Nabors Branch, Dry Creek, Little Shades Creek,
Dolly Brook, South Prong Cox Creek, Little Cahaba Creek, Coales
Branch, Shoal Creek, Village Creek, Stinking Creek, Lick Creek,
Shephard Branch, Shades Creek, Dry Brook, Bob George Branch,
Prairie Brook, Clear Branch, Coal Branch, Camp Branch, Hogpen
Branch, Rock Creek, Black Creek, Halls Creek, Peavine Creek,
Cahaba River, Opossum Creek, Griffin Brook, Yellowleaf Creek,
Pinchgut Creek, Abeg Creek, Little Creek, Watkins Brook, Hogpen
Creek, Big Black Creek, Lee Branch, Patton Creek, Little Cahaba
River, Valley Creek and Hurricane Branch.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to higher ground now! This is an extremely dangerous and
life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are
fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

05/04/2021

*5/4/21*

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has added the Considerable tag to both Flash Flood Warnings for Jefferson County. This means that extensive flooding is ongoing throughout the county.

We cannot stress enough the importance of not driving through flooded roads. If you can avoid travel for the next two hours, please do so. Turn around, don't drown!

05/04/2021

*5/4/21*

Jefferson County has been removed from the Tornado Watch. The risk for damaging winds and significant flooding is still ongoing. Please have a way to get warnings throughout the evening.

05/04/2021

*5/4/21*

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Jefferson County in central Alabama...

* Until 700 PM CDT.

* At 239 PM CDT, Emergency Management reported thunderstorms
producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 3
inches of rain have fallen. Widespread Flash flooding is already
occurring.

*5/4/21*

HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms
producing flash flooding.

SOURCE...Emergency management.

IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams,
urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood, Mountain
Brook, Trussville, Hueytown, Gardendale, Irondale, Leeds, Moody,
Fairfield, Fultondale, Sumiton, Center Point, Pleasant Grove,
Clay, Pinson and Tarrant.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses
as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

05/04/2021

*5/4/21*

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Jefferson County in central Alabama...

* Until 300 PM CDT.

* At 124 PM CDT, Emergency Management reported thunderstorms
producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 3
inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is already occurring.

*5/4/21*

HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms
producing flash flooding.

SOURCE...Emergency management.

IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams,
urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood, Mountain
Brook, Trussville, Hueytown, Gardendale, Irondale, Leeds, Moody,
Fairfield, Fultondale, Sumiton, Center Point, Pleasant Grove,
Clay, Pinson and Tarrant.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses
as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

05/04/2021

*5/4/21*

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Central Shelby County in central Alabama...
Southeastern Jefferson County in central Alabama...

* Until 145 PM CDT.

* At 115 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Hoover
Metropolitan Stadium, or near Bessemer, moving east at 30 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Southwestern Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer,
Homewood, Pelham, Mountain Brook, Helena, Chelsea, Brighton, Indian
Springs Village, Lipscomb, Oak Mountain State Park, Bluff Park, Oak
Mountain Amphitheater, Samford University, Cahaba Heights,
Riverchase, Patton Creek and Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 400 PM CDT for central
Alabama.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

05/04/2021

*5/4/21 12:22 PM*

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Northeastern Shelby County in central Alabama...
East central Jefferson County in central Alabama...
Southwestern St. Clair County in central Alabama...

* Until 1245 PM CDT.

* At 1217 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from Odenville to Mountain Brook, moving east at 10 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Vestavia Hills, Trussville, Irondale, Leeds, Moody, Springville,
Odenville, Margaret, Argo, Vincent, Harpersville, Shops of Grand
River, Bald Rock, Vandiver, Barber Motorsports Park, Branchville,
Lake Purdy, Grants Mill Road Bridge, St. Clair Springs and
Sterrett.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 400 PM CDT for central and
east central Alabama.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

05/04/2021

*5/4/21 11:28 AM*

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Eastern Walker County in central Alabama...
Northwestern Jefferson County in central Alabama...

* Until 1215 PM CDT.

* At 1124 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Smith Dam to near Gorgas, moving east at 20
mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Jasper, Sumiton, Cordova, Dora, Adamsville, Graysville, Brookside,
Parrish, Sipsey, Maytown, West Jefferson, Cardiff, Curry, Gorgas
Steam Plant, Smith Dam, Gorgas, Rocky Hollow, Burnwell, Beloit and
Quinton.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 400 PM CDT for central,
northwestern and west central Alabama.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

*5/4/21*Jefferson County is under a Tornado Watch until 4:00 PM.Please have MULTIPLE ways to receive weather warnings to...
05/04/2021

*5/4/21*

Jefferson County is under a Tornado Watch until 4:00 PM.

Please have MULTIPLE ways to receive weather warnings today. You can sign up for Everbridge emergency alerts by following this link: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611901#/login

*5/4/21*

Jefferson County is under a Tornado Watch until 4:00 PM.

Please have MULTIPLE ways to receive weather warnings today. You can sign up for Everbridge emergency alerts by following this link: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611901#/login

*05/4/2021**This post will be updated throughout today's event*STORM SHELTER OPENINGS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY:Adamsville - O...
05/04/2021

*05/4/2021*

*This post will be updated throughout today's event*

STORM SHELTER OPENINGS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY:

Adamsville - Open

McAdory - Open

Fultondale - 2520 Walker Chapel Road and 601 Main Street shelters are open. 3220 Hubbert Drive is NOT open due to an equipment issue.

Shelter Map: https://t.co/AKnQD4R8yw

*05/4/2021*

*This post will be updated throughout today's event*

STORM SHELTER OPENINGS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY:

Adamsville - Open

McAdory - Open

Fultondale - 2520 Walker Chapel Road and 601 Main Street shelters are open. 3220 Hubbert Drive is NOT open due to an equipment issue.

Shelter Map: https://t.co/AKnQD4R8yw

** THIS POST IS NOW EXPIRED, WATCH NO LONGER IN EFFECT **Jefferson County Is now under a TORNADO WATCH, until 4 PM.It is...
05/04/2021
NWS Tornado on Twitter

** THIS POST IS NOW EXPIRED, WATCH NO LONGER IN EFFECT **

Jefferson County Is now under a TORNADO WATCH, until 4 PM.

It is now time to be weather aware, and know where you are supposed to go in the case that your location goes under a warning.

It is important that you take all warnings seriously today, as both tornadoes and damaging wind gusts are possible.

“A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Alabama and Mississippi until 4 PM CDT”

Jefferson county is under a severe watch until 8 PM. It’s important that you have multiple ways to get warnings and stay...
05/03/2021

Jefferson county is under a severe watch until 8 PM.

It’s important that you have multiple ways to get warnings and stay weather aware into the evening.

Jefferson county is under a severe watch until 8 PM.

It’s important that you have multiple ways to get warnings and stay weather aware into the evening.

05/02/2021

*5/2/21 5:09 PM*

We are monitoring the Tornado warned storm in Tuscaloosa County, but it does not appear to pose a threat to Jefferson County at this time.

Its been 10 years since 62 tornadoes tore through AL, one being the deadly EF-4 that tore through our county impacting c...
04/27/2021

Its been 10 years since 62 tornadoes tore through AL, one being the deadly EF-4 that tore through our county impacting communities both rural and urban. As we reflect upon the devastation, we honor the victims, first responders and lives forever changed by this impactful day.

Its been 10 years since 62 tornadoes tore through AL, one being the deadly EF-4 that tore through our county impacting communities both rural and urban. As we reflect upon the devastation, we honor the victims, first responders and lives forever changed by this impactful day.

04/24/2021

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SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTH CENTRAL TALLADEGA...WEST
CENTRAL CALHOUN...SHELBY...CENTRAL BIBB...SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON AND
CENTRAL ST. CLAIR COUNTIES UNTIL 600 PM CDT...

At 525 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Springville to near Low Gap. Movement was
east at 55 mph.

Dime size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Bessemer, Homewood,
Pelham, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Helena, Pell City, Irondale,
Leeds, Moody, Calera, Chelsea, Montevallo, Springville, Odenville and
Center Point.

EXPIRED POSTThe National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...Northeastern Jeff...
04/24/2021

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Northeastern Jefferson County in central Alabama...
West central St. Clair County in central Alabama...

* Until 530 PM CDT.

* At 458 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Fultondale,
moving east at 45 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Northern Birmingham, Trussville, Gardendale, Leeds, Moody,
Fultondale, Center Point, Clay, Pinson, Tarrant, Adamsville, Argo,
Graysville, Morris, Brookside, Cardiff, Ketona Lakes, Chalkville,
Grayson Valley and Birmingham Airport.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement
agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service
office in Birmingham.

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Northeastern Jefferson County in central Alabama...
West central St. Clair County in central Alabama...

* Until 530 PM CDT.

* At 458 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Fultondale,
moving east at 45 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Northern Birmingham, Trussville, Gardendale, Leeds, Moody,
Fultondale, Center Point, Clay, Pinson, Tarrant, Adamsville, Argo,
Graysville, Morris, Brookside, Cardiff, Ketona Lakes, Chalkville,
Grayson Valley and Birmingham Airport.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement
agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service
office in Birmingham.

EXPIRED POSTJefferson County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9:00 PM.
04/24/2021

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Jefferson County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9:00 PM.

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Jefferson County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9:00 PM.

EXPIRED POSTThe National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...Southwestern Blou...
04/24/2021

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southwestern Blount County in central Alabama...
North central Jefferson County in central Alabama...

* Until 500 PM CDT.

* At 435 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Arkadelphia,
or 10 miles northeast of Sumiton, moving east at 50 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Dallas, Warrior, Kimberly, Locust Fork, Trafford, Hayden, Nectar,
County Line, Blount Springs, Bangor, Arkadelphia, Smoke Rise,
Remlap, Rickwood Caverns and Partridge Crossroads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southwestern Blount County in central Alabama...
North central Jefferson County in central Alabama...

* Until 500 PM CDT.

* At 435 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Arkadelphia,
or 10 miles northeast of Sumiton, moving east at 50 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Dallas, Warrior, Kimberly, Locust Fork, Trafford, Hayden, Nectar,
County Line, Blount Springs, Bangor, Arkadelphia, Smoke Rise,
Remlap, Rickwood Caverns and Partridge Crossroads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

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709 19th St N
Birmingham, AL
35203

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Any updates on the senior gentleman in Irondale that is missing?
Anyone know why the tornado sirens are going off in Bessemer?
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