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2 Tornadoes Cause Damage in Alabama

The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Alabama last weekend. The emergency management director for Dothan and Houston County, Chris Judah, says a weak twister hit Dothan early Sunday. Judah tells the Dothan …

Weather Service: At Least 9 Tornado Tracks Found in Alabama

The National Weather Service says there’s evidence that multiple tornadoes struck Alabama earlier this week, and it’s still counting. The weather service says survey teams have found tracks showing nine twisters touched down in the northern part of the state …

Strong Storms Hit Alabama On Anniversary of Deadly 2011 Tornado Outbreak

The National Weather Service has sent out teams to look for damage and confirm where tornadoes might have touched down in the state. Al.com reports that the weather service was sending survey teams to Montgomery, Lee, Pike and Barbour counties. …

Alabama Community Unveils Memorial For 14 Residents Lost in 2011 Twisters

Overcast skies and a misty rain mirrored the mood of this tiny community as it came together to remember the 14 Lawrence County residents who died in the April 27, 2011, tornadoes. “They will never be forgotten,” an emotional Kristi …

Severe U.S. Weather During January Cost Insurers More Than $1B: Aon

Major weather and flood events in the U.S. during January will cost the insurance industry more than $1 billion as tornadoes hit a 17-year high, according a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. The most …

Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Fires… Oh My! 2016 A Rough Year for the Southeast

It is fair to say 2016 was the year of the catastrophe in the Southeast. Tornadoes, drought, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires impacted virtually every state in the region. For the insurance industry, these events made for a very busy year …

New Alabama Storm Shelters to Open for Tornado Season

Officials in Birmingham, Ala., say three of five planned community storm shelters will be open before the spring tornado season. That’s nearly six years after the April 27, 2011 tornadoes that devastated parts of Alabama, including the community of Pratt …

University of Alabama Partners With Industry on Tornado Preparedness Guide

The Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research at The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce has partnered with the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the Alabama Department of Insurance and Smart Home America to produce the 2016 …

Weather Service Confirms Alabama Hit by 7 Tornadoes

The National Weather Service says storm surveys show seven tornadoes skipped across central Alabama late Wednesday and early Thursday. No one was seriously hurt and most of the twisters were weak, causing only scattered damage. But the storms serve as …

Mid-Month Storms Caused 4 Twisters in Alabama

The National Weather Service says four tornadoes touched down throughout south Alabama when severe storms hit the state Feb. 16. Officials say damage surveys after the storms showed that tornadoes ranging between EF0 and EF1 in strength touched down in …