Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 15
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SCHOOL CLOSURES AND DELAYED STARTS FOR Tuesday 1/15/13 ... find WHNT's list here
(as of 3:30am 1/15/13)
- Athens Bible School – Will open at 10:00 a.m.
- Colbert County Schools: Opening at 10:30 a.m.
- Colbert Heights Baptist Day Care – Will open at 10:00 a.m.
- Covenant Christian (Tuscumbia) - Delayed by 2 hours
- First United Methodist Day School (Florence) – Closed
- Florence City Schools - Delayed by 2 hours
- Franklin County Schools: Delayed by 2 hours
- Kids Kount Day Care (Trinity) – Delayed by 2 hours
- Lawrence County Schools: Delayed by 2 hours
- Lawrence County, TN Schools – Closed
- Limestone County Schools: Delayed by 2 hours
- Madison Baptist Academy: Delayed by 2 hours
- Mars Hill Bible School – Will open at 10:00 a.m. (All Three Campuses)
- Morgan County Schools: Delayed by 2 hours
- Muscle Shoals City Schools: Delayed by 2 hours
- Russellville City Schools: Delayed by 2 hours
- Sheffield City Schools: Delayed by 2 hours
- Shoals Christian School – Delayed by 2 hours
- St. Joseph Catholic (Florence) – Delayed by 2 hours
- Tuscumbia City Schools - Will open at 10:00 a.m.
The Departments of Health in Alabama and Tennessee have classified nfluenza as 'widespread' . Don't worry, that's considered normal this time of year. Here's a link to the ADH's Influenza Surveillance page ...
Road closures in Madison County here and other traffic information from ALDOT at this link, or call the ALDOT emergency call center at 888-588-2848
Useful emergency phone numbers ...
Statewide Volunteer and Information ... 211
ALDOT emergency call center at 888-588-2848
FEMA Disaster Assistance ... 800-621-FEMA (3362) ... or disasterassistance.gov
Red Cross ... 800-RED-CROSS ... 800-733-27677
Statewide Assistance Number ... 866-465-2241
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers ... 888-795-2707
PRACTICE TORNADO SAFETY
Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible across the region
tonight. Now is a good opportunity to practice your safety
rules... teach Young ones what to do... and check on the elderly or
those that depend on care to be sure they have a safety outlet.
A Tornado Watch means that tornado development is possible... so
remain alert for developing thunderstorms and all The Hazards
they bring. The tornado threat is expected to be greatest tonight...
so stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio... commercial radio or
television... for weather statements or warnings.
A Tornado Warning... usually issued for 1 or 2 counties at a
time... means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by
weather radar. Persons in the path of the storm need to find
shelter immediately... preferably in a sturdy building... and below
ground if possible.
It is important to remember that tornadoes can sometimes develop
rapidly. If you hear or see a tornado... or if you feel
threatened... move immediately to shelter. Seconds can save your
Tornado safety rules...
1. In homes or small buildings... go to the basement or to an
interior room... such as a closet or bathroom... on the lowest
level. Get under something sturdy such as a heavy table or bed.
2. In Mobile homes and vehicles... abandon them and go to a sturdy
structure. If there is no such structure nearby... lie flat in a
ditch... ravine... Gully... culvert... or low spot with your arms and
hands shielding your head.
3. In large buildings such as schools... factories... hospitals...
nursing homes... and shopping centers... go to the predesignated
shelter area. Interior hallways on lowest floor are usually best.
Stay away from rooms that are large in area because they have
weakly supported roofs.
4. In high rise buildings... go to an interior small room or
5. Stay away from windows. Don't bother opening or closing them.
It won't make any difference to the structure and you'll waste
time or put yourself at risk... should glass break as you are
Severe thunderstorms can also cause considerable damage from hail
or wind... and can threaten your life. If a Severe Thunderstorm
Warning is issued... move to a place of safety. Your tornado
shelter gives the best protection... but at minimum stay away from
windows. Keep a weather radio... radio... or television handy in
case the warning is upgraded to a Tornado Warning.
More safety and forecast information can be found at our
website... at http://weather.Gov/Huntsville.
Find radar, forecasts, weather warnings from (NWS-forecast) ... (NOAA-forecast) ... (X Underground-tornado warnings) ... HSV radar loop ... other local weather data ...
Find road closures in Madison County here and other traffic information from ALDOT at this link, or call the ALDOT emergency call center at 888-588-2848