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Local Area Emergency – Etowah County

| 3:50 pm December 15, 2010 | Comments (13)

ALC055-160400-

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
346 PM CST WED DEC 15 2010

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE ETOWAH COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

ICY ROAD CONDITIONS HAVE DEVELOPED ACROSS THE COUNTY. OVER THE PAST
HOUR…MANY ROADS HAVE BECOME EXTREMELY TREACHEROUS…AND DRIVING
CONDITIONS ARE BECOMING DANGEROUS.

NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED AT THIS TIME ACROSS THE
ENTIRE COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

ONLY TRAVEL ON AREA ROADWAYS IF ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY OR IF THERE
IS AN EMERGENCY.

IF YOU HAVE TO DRIVE…USE EXTREME CAUTION AS THIS IS A DANGEROUS
AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION.

HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS.
TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY 10 PM.

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  1. LincolnRoy says:

    Maybe the NWS did not “CRY WOLF” enough on this one..My wife works in Boaz,Al and has just started down SandMountain…..Driving is DANGEROUS and she should not have to risk driving in this ICE….It started much sooner and has lasted much longer than anyone forcast….I might sound upset and it is because I am…..MANY times your position is to err on the side of caution in TORNADOES….Maybe you should also on ICE….According to the HUNDREDS of wrecks today in ALABAMA….AND deaths……

  2. tbone says:

    give it a break Lincoln

  3. Keith says:

    Let LincolnRoy vent. I, too, drove to that part of the state and shouldnt have. They shut down the hwy behind me. Glad to be home. Hope she is ok,Roy.

  4. Rob says:

    I don’t mean any disrespect…this blog is a fantastic resource; But, any professional website should have the ability to handle times of high traffic. This “high traffic mode” every time there’s a winter weather threat thing is annoying.

  5. nascarkeith says:

    Folks, I guess its a good thing I’m not James Spann. If I were I would shut the blog down entirely. Then what would you have to belly ache about. After a week of no blog I bet a lot of you would be thankful for the work these guys do. I dare you to go and try to find as much weather info about events like this at other sites. I’m guessing all of the complainers are grown and should be able to look outside and tell if the roads are icy and they should drive or not. Use some common sense.

    THANK YOU to everyone who works on the blog and does all they can to keep it running on days like this.

  6. CMC says:

    I agree with Lincoln. They didn’t even have the right time frame on the precip getting here as of the 10 o’clock news last night, people go to bed expecting the rain after 11am and wake up and its already here.

    I also agree with the high traffic mode, maybe someone with better knowledge can explain that one to us.

  7. tbone says:

    thanks James and ALL THAT YOU DO!!!

  8. Keith says:

    NascarKeith, Roy wasnt complaining about the blog but about NWS. AS a matter of fact, I havent seen any complaints about this website at all here. So, maybe you could share some of your common sense with us and I could share READING COMPREHENSION with you.

  9. Keith says:

    I was just kidding!!

  10. Wayne Ingram says:

    Well folks, whomever missed the mark, I don’t want to sound selfish and I understand concerns about loved ones as I had a few myself, but I have been trying to find a steady job for awhile, all the time doing odd jobs that would take this whole page just to get by and if this had came early as 10 a.m. I would have missed out on a little job and maby a lead on something bigger.
    Like I said I wish no evil on anyone and I sincerely hope all with loved ones make it safely home and if any were injured or worse I sympathize with them…and offer prayers for them.
    Thanks to all at 33/40 and hope all is well.
    Wayne On The Lake (Weiss)

  11. nascarkeith says:

    I’m glad to hear that no one has been blog bashing today. I guess I am just used to that happening a lot. I had a frustrating day. I guess I let it get the best of me. No hard feelings to anyone. Maybe this will help the NWS better understand future events. I hope everyone makes it home safe and feel really bad for the ones who didn’t today.

  12. Jennifer says:

    I think we all have gotten a little “weather warning” spoiled. I am very thankful for the dedication by 33/40’s weather team to get weather info to us. However, in the end, they are not God. They do not “control” the weather; they just try to forcast it. It is impossible to forcast everyday 100% perfect. So Keith is right, try to check the conditions yourself. If unsure, fork over $50 and spend the night at Motel 6. They’ll have the light on for you! haha

  13. TJ says:

    Wow, as a transplant to AL from MN, I’m always shocked at how people react to weather events around here. Guess I have a different perspective when you’re accustomed to harsh winters of below zero, nasty wind chills, heavy snow, ice, etc. In those conditions, you better have a good perspective on things, take your own precautions and not rely so heavily on weather forecasters. :)

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