Saturday, April 30 2011 10:35 PM EDT2011-05-01 03:35:55 GMT
The Enhanced Fujita Scale was developed and implemented in 2007 to help meteorologists to assign ratings to tornados using an increased amount of detail that its predecessor, the Fujita (F) Scale.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:00:47 GMT
Police in Kannapolis are searching for a gunman after a scary attempted robbery at a fast food restaurant on Tuesday. Officers say a man with a gun tried to rob the CookOut restaurant along the 900-blockMore >>
Officers say a man with a gun tried to rob the CookOut restaurant along the 900-block of South Cannon Boulevard on Tuesday morning around 7 a.m.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:15:58 GMT
Officials say that the serious injuries the child suffered from are indicators that the boy may have been abused by being shaken.More >>
The baby boy is only two-months-old, and he was home alone with the one man who was supposed to guard his life. Instead, police say Michael Dewayne Honaker shook his son, David, and left him with such critical injuries, the infant is fighting for his life. More >>
The devastation in north Alabama has been unimaginable. In Madison County alone, 239 homes were destroyed by Wednesday's deadly tornadoes.
In the entire state, 249 people have been confirmed dead. The following counties are reporting deaths:
St. Clair 14
Two Alabama counties have been added to those declared eligible for disaster assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Alabama counties added Friday to the federal disaster declaration were Sumter and Marengo.
Counties previously designated disaster areas after Wednesday's severe storms were Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marshall, Tuscaloosa and Walker.
The disaster declaration makes homeowners and renters eligible for assistance, including grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other disaster-related expenses. Low-interest loans are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration to cover residential and business losses not fully covered by insurance.
For information about assistance available, residents of the designated counties may call 1-800-621-3362.Related Stories: