Ammunition Disposal Creating ‘Loud Booms’ in Shoals Area

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COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – We had some calls and emails to the WHNT News 19 newsroom Thursday about loud booms being heard, and felt, in part of the Shoals.

“Several people, myself included are hearing loud booms in Florence, Killen and Rogersville. I live near Rogersville and could feel the percussion while standing on my front porch. What the heck is going on?” one viewer asked.

WHNT News 19 Shoals Photojournalist Carter Watkins also heard the noise in downtown Florence.

Mike Melton at Colbert County EMA told WHNT that Florence Police were disposing of old ammunition to the west of Florence at the same time and could have generated some very loud booms.