Severe Weather Awareness Week
February 20-25th, 2011

Images of Severe Weather


Governor Robert Bentley has declared February 20-25th, 2011 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. The National Weather Service, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, and other supporting organizations, ask for your help in providing the public with information about severe weather safety. Advance planning and increased awareness will help residents of Alabama survive these deadly storms.

For an electronic version of the Alabama All Hazards Awareness Booklet click here.

Damage in Marion County, AL
Tornado Damage

These are just a couple of images from 2010 where parts of central Alabama received severe weather damage. The picture on the left is from Marion County on April 24th, 2010. The picture on the right is in eastern Jefferson County as a result of a strong low pressure system in October 2010.  Both were the result of tornado touchdowns.


Severe Weather Awareness Week Schedule

Mon, Feb 21st

Tues, Feb 22nd

Wed, Feb 23rd

Thurs, Feb 24th

Fri, Feb 25th





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Tornado Safety

Flooding &
Flash Flooding

NOAA Weather Radio
All Hazards


"Tornado Safety Drill" on Wednesday, February 23 . In Alabama, we do not conduct a statewide tonado drill.  However, we encourage everyone to conduct their own safety drill on Wednesday, Feb 23rd.  This "tornado safety drill" will be accomplished in conjunction with our weekly NOAA All-Hazards Radio Test that will be run at a special time of 9 am. An actual tornado warning WILL NOT sound, but this is an excellent opportunity for schools, civic organizations and businesses around central Alabama to practice what they would do in the event of a tornado warning.


Severe weather can happen at any time. Here are some events from 2010. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.