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By the Numbers: Alabama’s Response To Winter Storm

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 30, 2014

Clanton—As the State of Alabama continues to thaw out from the worst winter storm in twenty years, here is a breakdown of resources mobilized to assist residents in the affected communities.

• There are 5 casualties attributed to the storm
• There are 54 injuries attributed to the storm
• There are 1180 state employees (peak 2142) to include the Alabama National Guard mobilized.
• The Alabama Department of Education reports all remaining students and faculty at schools requesting assistance have been transported home
• The Alabama National Guard is utilizing up to 9 heavy duty wreckers to move stranded vehicles to the shoulder of the road
• There are 13 public safety and security agencies deployed providing four wheel drive assets and Trooper assistance
• There are 14 shelters open as of Wednesday night, serving 300 occupants
• There are Warming Stations in 8 counties
• There are 2377 customers without electricity
• The Emergency Operations Center remains activated at level 2

Abandoned vehicles should be retrieved only when temperatures are above freezing and life safety is not in jeopardy. For the latest on winter Storm Leon visit ema.alabama.gov or follow @AlabamaEMA on Twitter.


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