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Governor Kay Ivey has declared February 18-23, 2018, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. Advance planning and increased awareness can help you survive these deadly storms.

Severe weather can develop quickly. When severe weather develops and warnings are issued take immediate actions to protect yourself and others.

For severe weather preparedness plans to be successful, they must include:
  • Knowledge of terminology (such as watches and warnings)
  • Knowledge of safety rules when severe weather strikes
  • Reliable method of receiving emergency information
  • Designation of an appropriate shelter
  • Drills to test the plan
To help create your emergency preparedness kit, the state has declared February 23-25 as the 2018 Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday. For details and a list of items included in the sales tax holiday see this comprehensive list.

Severe Thunderstorms
Flooding and Flash Flooding
Tornado Safety
Weather Alerts

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