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4 YOUR SAFETY: Wiregrass resources ahead of severe weather

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Published: Mar. 30, 2022 at 1:06 PM CDT
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WIREGRASS, Ala. (WTVY) - The Wiregrass 2-1-1 is gearing up for severe weather expected to make its way through overnight Wednesday into early Thursday morning.

With the help of Wiregrass 2-1-1, we’ve made it easy 4 you, compiling a list of resources right here in the Wiregrass.

CLOSINGS/DELAYS: Click here for the latest info -----> Closings/Delays

DAMAGE REPORTS:

Red Cross: Please make sure to report any damages to 1-800-RED-CROSS for assistance.

Local EMA Office: Contact your local EMA Office to ONLY make them aware of the damages, not to make repairs.

  • Barbour County EMA: (334) 688-1387
  • Coffee County EMA: (334) 894-5415
  • Covington County EMA: (334) 428-2560
  • Dothan Houston County EMA: (334) 794-9720
  • Dale County EMA: (334) 774-2214
  • Geneva County EMA: (334) 684-5677
  • Henry County EMA: (334) 585-6702

DOWNED TREES & LIMBS: In the Dothan/Houston County area, Individuals that might have downed trees / limbs on homes should call SABA (Southeast Alabama Baptist Association) for assistance, (334) 794-6281.

RED CROSS INFORMATION: Red Cross encourages people to download the FREE “Tornado - American Red CrossApp to get the latest info for:

  • How to prepare
  • Notifies you of approaching storms
  • Track hazards on a live map
  • Tornado Warnings
  • Tornado Watches
  • Ability to state you are safe after the storm
  • Shelter information

SHELTER/SAFER PLACES: Presently we are not aware of any shelters or safe havens opening up other than listed below. If additional resources become available, we will list them by county here.

COVINGTON COUNTY:

Andalusia: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 we will be opening a community Shelter. It will be located at the Andalusia Jr High School at 408 Fourth Avenue Andalusia, Alabama 36420. This shelter will open at 9pm for those interested in staying (this time may change due to the track of the storm). This shelter will be open only until the storm pass over the county. Do not attempt to come to shelter during the storm. Please bring all necessary supplies for your stay. Such as chairs, linen, food, entertainment, etc. This shelter will only provide a safe location. No pets allowed.

DALE COUNTY:

Ozark: A “Safer Place” Shelter will open at Ridge Crest Baptist Church on Deese Rd, beginning at 9 PM this evening and remain open until the storm passes. Please bring any personal items for your stay (i.e. pillows, blankets, etc.). Food will not be provided.

REPORT/VIEW OUTAGES:

CITY OF DOTHAN OUTAGE MAP

ALABAMA POWER OUTAGE MAP

WIREGRASS ELECTRIC OUTAGE MAP

ALABAMA POWER REPORT AN OUTAGE

DOTHAN UTILITIES REPORT AN OUTAGE - (334) 615-3302

WIREGRASS ELECTRIC REPORT AN OUTAGE

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