Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL -
Clanton-Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner and staff welcomed the nine-person Incident Management Team back to Clanton on Tuesday. The unit completed a 14-day mission in some of the hardest hit areas in New York, as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
"Each member of this team worked tirelessly to help people who lost so much to the storm," Governor Bentley said. "The Alabama team that went to the Northeast was requested by FEMA because of the outstanding work the team did here in Alabama following the April 2011 tornadoes. They have the experience needed to help communities recovering from natural disasters, and I am so proud of how well they represent our state."
Team members were supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of their experience in disaster response and with the National Incident Management System. The staff deployed to the Joint Field Office in Queens, New York, but they also worked in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Long Island.
"The team that deployed to New York learned so many valuable lessons that will benefit the residents of Alabama in the future," EMA Director Art Faulkner said. "They sacrificed a lot and that is why the entire agency is proud of what they accomplished."
The recovery mission for Hurricane Sandy will continue for years and more teams from the agency may be deployed in the future.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Emergency Management Agency