Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency

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Parts of Jefferson County are now under a flash flood warning.Warning is valid until 10:15 PM CDT.* At 8:09 PM CDT, Dopp...
07/16/2021

Parts of Jefferson County are now under a flash flood warning.

Warning is valid until 10:15 PM CDT.

* At 8:09 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Birmingham, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Regions Field, U.A.B. Campus, Five Points South, BJCC, Legion Field, Samford University, Birmingham Southern College, Cahaba Heights, The Summit, Vulcan Park, Birmingham Zoo, Highland Park Golf Course and Rickwood Field.

Parts of Jefferson County are now under a flash flood warning.

Warning is valid until 10:15 PM CDT.

* At 8:09 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Birmingham, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Regions Field, U.A.B. Campus, Five Points South, BJCC, Legion Field, Samford University, Birmingham Southern College, Cahaba Heights, The Summit, Vulcan Park, Birmingham Zoo, Highland Park Golf Course and Rickwood Field.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...South central Jefferson Count...
07/10/2021

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
South central Jefferson County in central Alabama...

* Until 815 PM CDT.

* At 741 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Lipscomb, or
over Bessemer, moving east at 25 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, Hueytown, Fairfield, Midfield, Brighton, Lipscomb, Splash
Adventure, Patton Creek, Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Ross Bridge,
Bluff Park, Riverchase Galleria, McCalla, Promenade Tannehill,
Shannon and Bent Brook Golf Club.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
South central Jefferson County in central Alabama...

* Until 815 PM CDT.

* At 741 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Lipscomb, or
over Bessemer, moving east at 25 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, Hueytown, Fairfield, Midfield, Brighton, Lipscomb, Splash
Adventure, Patton Creek, Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Ross Bridge,
Bluff Park, Riverchase Galleria, McCalla, Promenade Tannehill,
Shannon and Bent Brook Golf Club.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

07/07/2021

Due to rain showers in the area, we will NOT be testing the outdoor warning sirens this morning.

Congrats to our very own Jim Coker, who for the past two years has served as the President of the Alabama Association of...
06/24/2021

Congrats to our very own Jim Coker, who for the past two years has served as the President of the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers. Typically, the President serves a one year term, but due to COVID-19, the transition was not able to occur. Over the past two years, Jim has helped pass many pieces of legislation that helps bolster Alabama's preparedness and resiliency to disasters, as well as improve upon the professionalism of the field of emergency management within our state.
Jim passed the leadership position to Bill Sizemore of the Huntsville-Madison County EMA this week, and was presented with the Golden Gavel for his time as President. Great job, Jim, and best of luck, Bill!

Congrats to our very own Jim Coker, who for the past two years has served as the President of the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers. Typically, the President serves a one year term, but due to COVID-19, the transition was not able to occur. Over the past two years, Jim has helped pass many pieces of legislation that helps bolster Alabama's preparedness and resiliency to disasters, as well as improve upon the professionalism of the field of emergency management within our state.
Jim passed the leadership position to Bill Sizemore of the Huntsville-Madison County EMA this week, and was presented with the Golden Gavel for his time as President. Great job, Jim, and best of luck, Bill!

Expired Post [ 6/19/21 @ 9:16 PM CDT ]Jefferson County is now under a * Flash Flood Warning * until 12:15 AM.  Please be...
06/20/2021

Expired Post

[ 6/19/21 @ 9:16 PM CDT ]

Jefferson County is now under a * Flash Flood Warning * until 12:15 AM. Please be extra cautious if out traveling, as it is more difficult to see flooded roadways in the overnight hours. Always remember:

Turn around, dont drown!

(6/19/2021 @ 907 PM) ⚠ Flash Flood Warning for Jefferson County until 1215 AM. Slow-moving band of heavy rain/storms will likely produce flash flooding, especially in urban and low-lying areas. Please avoid flooded roads!

06/10/2021

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Flash flooding will continue be a concern today as significant rainfall moves into the area. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for our area.

06/09/2021

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Jefferson County until 10pm this evening. Many parts of the county have already experienced a few inches of rain over the past couple of days, and additional rainfall is expected in our area today. Please remain weather aware and be prepared to take action should a flash Flood event occur in your area. If you come across a flooded roadway, it is important that you remember to "turn around, don't drown!"

06/08/2021

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CENTRAL TALLADEGA...SOUTHWESTERN
CALHOUN...NORTHEASTERN SHELBY...NORTHEASTERN JEFFERSON AND CENTRAL
ST. CLAIR COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM CDT...

At 433 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from Birmingham to 6 miles west of Ashland. Movement
was northeast at 40 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Birmingham, Vestavia Hills, Anniston, Oxford, Mountain Brook,
Trussville, Talladega, Gardendale, Pell City, Irondale, Leeds, Moody,
Fultondale, Springville, Odenville, West End-Cobb Town, Cobb Town,
Center Point, Clay and Pinson.

06/08/2021

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN TALLADEGA...
NORTHEASTERN CHILTON...SHELBY...NORTHEASTERN BIBB...SOUTHEASTERN
JEFFERSON...NORTHWESTERN COOSA AND SOUTHWESTERN CLAY COUNTIES UNTIL
445 PM CDT...

At 345 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Eoline to American Village to Unity.
Movement was northeast at 55 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Southern Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Bessemer,
Homewood, Pelham, Mountain Brook, Helena, Sylacauga, Calera, Chelsea,
Montevallo, Childersburg, Columbiana, Jemison, Ashland, Wilsonville,
Talladega Springs and Weogufka.

06/08/2021

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*Southeastern Jefferson County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 11:15 PM. Please do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways. Turn around, don’t drown!*

Flash Flood Warning for...
Northwestern Chilton County in central Alabama...
Western Shelby County in central Alabama...
Eastern Bibb County in central Alabama...
Southeastern Jefferson County in central Alabama...

* Until 1115 PM CDT.

* At 807 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain has
already fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin
shortly.

HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas,
highways, streets and underpasses as well as other
drainage and low lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Bessemer, Homewood,
Pelham, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Helena, Hueytown, Irondale,
Leeds, Moody, Calera, Fairfield, Chelsea, Montevallo, Center Point
and Tarrant.

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.

06/08/2021

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN SHELBY AND
SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 745 PM CDT...

At 711 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Brook Highland, or near Irondale. This storm was nearly stationary.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Eastern Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Pelham,
Mountain Brook, Trussville, Irondale, Leeds, Moody, Chelsea, Center
Point, Indian Springs Village, Shops of Grand River, Kingston, Barber
Motorsports Park, Birmingham Airport, Oak Mountain Amphitheater,
Greystone and Samford University.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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

06/06/2021

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SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN WALKER...
NORTHEASTERN TUSCALOOSA...SOUTHWESTERN SHELBY...NORTHEASTERN BIBB AND
SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 530 PM CDT...

At 441 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Bull City to near Tannehill Ironworks
State Park to near Ashby. Movement was northeast at 30 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Southwestern Birmingham, Hoover, Alabaster, Bessemer, Homewood,
Pelham, Helena, Hueytown, Fairfield, Montevallo, Cordova, Dora,
Pleasant Grove, Midfield, Adamsville, Brighton, Lipscomb, Graysville,
Lake View and Sylvan Springs.

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.

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

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

*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.

*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.

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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?
Thank you for all you do to keep us safe during bad weather. I signed up to be notified several different ways. I'm not complaining but is there a reason you call me at 6:00a.m. to notify me of a freeze taking place 18 hours later? Could you not call at 8:00 or 9:00. It's not an emergency. Thanks!!
I received your weather alert message by phone at 4:00 am this morning. WHY so early for an event that will possibly happen in ajpprox 17 hours?
Hey yall I heard the siren this morning a little after 9:00 am in Irondale. Thanks for your great help!!
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Ok guys! If you are in charge of the Emergency Broadcast System is there anyway you can get word to change the voice on the recording. It sounds like Satan and scares so many people! Thank you!