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Sunday, April 12th Severe Weather Update

  • Multiple Wave of Severe Storms

  • Threats Strong tornadoes, Damaging winds up to 70 mph and golf ball size hail

  • Timing: Sunday, April 12th afternoon and evening 1 PM-1 AM

There is a potential for multiple waves of storms on Sunday. There could be a storm in the morning but the main severe weather threat window for multiple waves of storms is from 1 PM-1 AM. These storms will be fast moving and have the potential to develop rapidly. Currently, Calhoun County is in the Moderate Risk Area with a threat for strong tornadoes, damaging winds up to 70 mph, and golf ball size hail. Please continue to watch for updates as the forecast will continue to be updated. For more information got NWS Birmingham website

We encourage everyone to have multiple methods of receiving weather alerts. You can text CalhounEMA to phone number 888-777 to sign up for FREE text alerts for Calhoun County.

*Note on Tornado Saferooms* Calhoun County tornado saferooms will open anytime the County is placed under a tornado watch. If a tornado warning is issued for your area, the tornado poses a greater immediate threat to your life safety than Covid-19.

We do recommend that you take precautions to protect yourselves and to minimize close contact with others:

1. Wear your own face covering/mask and gloves inside the saferoom

2. Stay in your vehicle during the tornado watch, and move inside the saferoom during a tornado warning.


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