severe weather

Flash flooding swamps metro Birmingham after heavy rains

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Heavy rains left parts of the Birmingham metro area under water early Wednesday, with flash flooding stranding vehicles and swamping parking lots. Many streets were flooded in Jefferson and Shelby counties after storms passed, and some…

23 injured in Texas storms; more tornadoes forecast in US

SALADO, Texas (AP) - Nearly two dozen people were injured when tornadoes swept through central Texas as part of a storm system that's expected to spawn more twisters and damaging winds. The storms caused widespread damage Tuesday in Salado, about…

Residents clear trees, assess damage from southern storms

PEMBROKE, Ga. (AP) - Weather forecasters planned to survey damage from several possible tornadoes in Georgia and South Carolina, but said that effort could be interrupted by the potential for more storms Wednesday. Tuesday's storms killed at least two people…

Severe weather expected in West Alabama this afternoon

Good Tuesday afternoon! As of 12:30 p.m., all is quiet across West and Central Alabama. A new update from the Storm Prediction Center has placed most of Mississippi in a moderate risk, Level 4 out of 5. The moderate risk…

Prepare for severe weather in West Alabama

At 8am, the Storm Prediction Center dropped the enhanced risk for our area. The large morning round of rain and storms will help to stabilize the atmosphere. Additional storms could form by late morning and early afternoon, but the tornado…

Strong storms splinter trees, cause damage in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Storms moving across the Deep South knocked down trees and caused other scattered damage in Alabama before prompting tornado warnings in Georgia. No injuries or deaths were reported. But a tornado watch remained in effect Wednesday…

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tornado safety

It's Severe Weather Awareness Week, and each day WVUA 23 Chief Meteorologist is discussing how you and your family can stay safe in the event of a potential threat. The spring tornado…

Storms ahead: Here’s how to stay weather aware

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Gracie Johnson When bad weather's brewing, it's important that you're aware and ready in case disaster strikes. The first step? Keeping an eye on the weather. These days it's…

Several southern states at risk of strong storms, tornadoes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Forecasters say large parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky will be at risk of powerful thunderstorms and possibly tornadoes as a storm system sweeps into the South. The national Storm Prediction Center says more…

Storm survivors bracing for Round 2 of severe weather Thursday

The Hale County Emergency Management Agency spent today handing out tarps for families still needing repairs on their homes ahead of Thursday's severe weather. It's been two weeks since an EF2 tornado ripped through the rural Hale County community of…