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  • Atlanta-area standoff (Image: CBS46.com)

    UPDATE: Atlanta-area hostage situation over, 11 children safe

    DECATUR, Ga. – Police in DeKalb County, Georgia say a standoff situation is over. They say the man suspected of taking a woman and 11 children hostage has stabbed himself, according to the CBS affiliate in Atlanta. DeKalb County Police Major Tonya Dedrick says the situation began around 2 a.m. in a room at the Rite4Us Inn & Suites just off I-20 in Decatur, Georgia. She says a man holed himself up inside the room after a domestic dispute with a woman. […]

  • Morgan County Wreck

    UPDATE: Morgan County coroner identifies victims of deadly wreck

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County coroner has identified two people who died in an early morning wreck on Highway 67. It happened near the intersection of New Center Road in Priceville. The coroner says Clara Fulton, 22, died at the scene. Dylan Allan, 19, was pronounced dead at Decatur Morgan Hospital. According to Priceville police, Fulton and Allan were passengers in a car driven by Jacob Lovell. Investigators say the young people were headed south on Highway 67, when their car […]

  • Flames destroyed an apartment building in Limestone County on Monday. The fire re-ignited during the morning, burning all four units inside. (Photo: Jeremy Jackson/WHNT News 19)

    Four families lose everything as apartments burn in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – An apartment building in Limestone County was destroyed in an early morning fire. At first, just one unit was destroyed, and three others had smoke and water damage. Later in the morning, the flames re-ignited, destroying four homes. The structure is on Piney Chapel Road just west of Piney Chapel Elementary School.  When firefighters arrived, the fire was burning intensely in Apartment #1. A resident said it started in that unit. Piney Chapel and Owens Volunteer Fire Departments […]

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    YOUR VIDEO: Viewers fill social media with videos of floods in the Tennessee Valley

    The Tennessee Valley saw 3-6″ of rain on this Christmas day. Some places even reached the 9″ mark. That rain has led to wide-spread flooding. Many of you took video and shared it to our social media sites. Below are just a few of the videos: Toney,al flooding #valleywx @whnt @jakewhnt19 @ChristinaWHNTwx 12/25/15 5-6ft of flowing water pic.twitter.com/GwoFr14jdr — Carter Blaine (@DailySurvey365) December 25, 2015 Flooding in Toney,al @whnt @jakewhnt19 @ChristinaWHNTwx pic.twitter.com/3ScdqFahKj — Carter Blaine (@DailySurvey365) December 25, 2015 @whnt […]

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    Numerous roads closed, washed away by floods in the Tennessee Valley

    There have been numerous roads closed and even washed away by flood waters in the Tennessee Valley. This is NOT a complete list of closures. We are working to touch base will each county’s Emergency Management Agency to keep this information up to date. But, as you can imagine, they are very busy at this time. In many counties, you are asked to only drive in an emergency. The most important thing to know is to NOT drive through flooded waters. With […]

  • Destruction at the Lutts, Tennessee, post office on Highway 230. Photo credit: Shane Hays/WHNT Photojournalist

    Governor announces state of emergency for storm damage in Tennessee, 3 dead

    NASHVILLE, Tn. –  The National Weather Service confirmed at least two tornadoes touched down in southern Middle Tennessee on Wednesday. Gov, Bill Haslam has issued a “Level III State of Emergency.” He says that will make it easier for storm victims to get state aid. Deadly storms hitting west, middle TN tonight. TEMA @ Level III State of Emergency making it easier to get state aid to counties in need. — Gov. Bill Haslam (@BillHaslam) December 24, 2015 NWS preliminary storm results […]

  • Athens Utilities working to restore power to 1700 customers

    ATHENS, Ala. – Athens Utilities is reporting a wide-spread power outage. Roughly 1700 customers are without power right now in Athens and Limestone County. The outages are weather related. Crews are being dispatched and will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore power to those impacted.

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    Storms cause heavy damage in Como, Mississippi

    Take a look at this damage in Como, Mississippi. The storm system that moved through there this afternoon is what the WHNT News 19 team of Meteorologists is keeping an eye on right now. That line of storms is what could cause damaging storms here in the Tennessee Valley.

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    Huntsville City shares important information to know in the event of severe weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville city leaders want to make sure you know who to call should there be damage. If you have traffic lights out or trees down on roads, please call 256-722-7100 To report power outages or power lines down, call Huntsville Utilities 256-535-4448. You can also check for outages in your area by looking at the Huntsville Utilities Outage Map. City Hall will be open until 5:00 p.m. – 256-427-5000 If you need emergency assistance, call 911. Non-emergency […]

  • 010413 Weather Sirens

    Tennessee Valley EMAs warn of inoperable outdoor sirens

    The Tennessee Valley is under threat of severe weather Wednesday. For that reason, area Emergency Management Agencies are checking their systems to make sure they are prepared to properly warn you. WHNT News 19 has gotten word that there are some inoperable at this time. Limestone County: Siren number 1002 on Peoples Road, off Swancott Road, is out of order for repair. That warning siren will not go off should a tornado warning be triggered in the area. Marshall County: […]

  • Severe Threat

    “Substantial risk” for severe weather Wednesday, latest information here

    Showers, storms crank up overnight, substantial severe weather risk Wednesday Wednesday outlook – generated 12/22/15 Many communities already have an inch of rain in the bucket this week, and there’s a lot more to go: up to 3-4” more inches. We also face the highest severe weather threat of 2015 on Wednesday. The midday update from the Storm Prediction Center showed an ENHANCED RISK of strong to severe storms (including high winds, hail, and tornadoes) over much of North Alabama, […]

  • David Houston Ferguson, Jr.

    UPDATE: Missing Albertville teen has been found

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – The teen reported missing in Albertville earlier this afternoon has been found. That’s according to Albertville Police. David Houston Ferguson, Jr. had been reported missing after being seen walking away from Assembly of God Church yesterday. Thank you to everyone who helped to get the word out in an effort to find Ferguson.  

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