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Areas east of Jacksonville hit by Monday's storms

As storms approached Calhoun County Monday night, Tonya Walker and her children left their home on Hollingsworth Road outside Jacksonville and went to a shelter at the White Plains Fire Department. The shelter was built well, she said. As an EF-3 tornado passed through the area, all they could hear

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 22:08:00

Storm damage across east Alabama: Power outages, volunteers needed in Jacksonville

Damage reported from storms Monday night in Limestone County. (Contributed photo | Limestone County Sheriff) Storms that included tornadoes and large hail ripped through the north and eastern parts of Alabama on Monday night, leaving behind damage to Jacksonville State University and thousands with


Talladega police searching for suspect who fled on foot following chase, left behind stolen car containing drugs

TALLADEGA -- Talladega police are looking for a man suspected of stealing a car, attempting to elude, leaving the scene of an accident and several drug charges, according to an incident and offense report available Tuesday. Capt. John McCoy said a patrol officer spotted a taupe 2007 Ford 500 being d

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 01:02:00

Authorities investigating cause of house fire that killed Ragland man Tuesday night

RAGLAND - A 64-year-old man died in a house fire Tuesday night in Ragland. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell identified the victim as George Eddie Beason, who lived alone in the house at 405 3rdAve. A neighbor called central dispatch at 9:24 p.m., saying there was a house fire where an elderly

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 16:39:00

SLIDESHOW: Tornado damage in Jacksonville

Local officials reported Tuesday morning that four people were injured during the violent storms that swept across Jacksonville Monday.No fatalities have been reported as of Tuesday morning. But property damage on the Jacksonville State University campus and across north Jacksonville was extensive.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-20 17:12:00

MAP: National Weather Service releases Southside, Jacksonville tornado survey

The National Weather Service released its damage survey for Monday's tornado event on Wednesday morning. Ashville/Southside Tornado (St. Clair, Etowah, and Calhoun Counties) Rating: EF-2 Estimated Peak Wind: 120 mph Path Length: 15.73 miles Path Width (maximum): 1760 yards (1 mile) Fatalitie

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-22 00:11:57

Volunteers flock to Jacksonville to help tornado victims

Victims from Monday's tornado in Jacksonville walk through a damage neighborhood. (Stephen Quinn | abc3440.com) Across Alabama the clean up effort continued two days after tornadoes ripped across the northern half of the state. Work remained to restore power and clear debris on Wednesday but the vic

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-03-21 22:24:49

Tornado damage closes Alabama university until early April

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The Jacksonville State University president says the school will be closed until April 2 as officials assess the damage of Monday's tornado. Standing in front of a roofless freshman dorm at a Wednesday news conference and surrounded by downed trees and power lines, universi

DAILY MAIL - 2018-03-22 13:30:40

A look Tornado devastation at Jacksonville State University

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - Storms ripped through Jacksonville Monday leaving behind plenty of devastation. One of the hardest hit locations is Jacksonville State University. Fortunately many students were on Spring Break and no injuries were reported in the area, but the destruction hit a lot hearts. At W

ROCKETCITYNOW.COM - 2018-03-20 23:34:07

Tornado brings fear, damage to Cleburne County

MUSCADINE - Starr McNeese said Tuesday she had a ten-minute warning before a tornado plowed through her property Monday night and toppled almost every tree around her Muscadine home. The storm was part of a system that had caused serious damage in Jacksonville a short time earlier and, as of Tuesday

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-21 05:37:00

Jacksonville Mayor: No confirmed fatalities following Monday storms

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) - Officials from the city of Jacksonville and Calhoun County, along with representatives from Jacksonville State University held a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss response and recovery activities following Monday's storm events. The city sustained significant d

ROCKETCITYNOW.COM - 2018-03-20 17:05:20

Jacksonville residents shaken by storm

Many Jacksonville residents found themselves without power and some without homes early Tuesday as at least one tornado and multiple cells of strong winds ripped through the town and surrounding areas late Monday night, leaving people shaken and worried. On the evening of the first official day of J

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-20 23:36:04

How you can volunteer and donate toward Jacksonville disaster relief

Hundreds of residents have volunteered so far to help with tornado disaster relief in Jacksonville today, but more will be needed in the coming days. Meanwhile, there are ways people can donate money and supplies to help those affected. Tony Steele, spokesman for the Calhoun County Emergency Managem

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-20 17:45:00

Calhoun County schools delay opening Wednesday

Schools in Calhoun County will be delayed two hours Wednesday following heavy damage sustained by several communities across the county during storms Monday night. Jacksonville State University and areas surrounding it were damaged with several university buildings, homes and even one church cut in

AL.COM - 2018-03-20 21:34:17

Storm damage hits Jacksonville State

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - After defeating the University of Central Arkansas on Monday night in the CBI in Conway, the Jacksonville State basketball team returned to a damaged hometown and arena as a result from violent weather plowing through the Southeast. The area around Jacksonville State University

LOG CABIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-20 21:58:03

Tornado or straight-line winds? Officials assessing storm damage in north St. Clair County

A welcome sign entering the city limits of Jacksonville. Five Pell City firefighters were headed to Calhoun County to assist the Jacksonville Fire Department after that city sustained major storm damage Monday night.Trent Penny/The Anniston Star GREENSPORT - Officials this morning are trying to dete

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-20 14:43:00

NWS: Jacksonville tornado indicated as EF-2 with 130 mph winds

The Birmingham NWS field team believes the Jacksonville tornado had a peak intensity of EF-2 with winds near 130 miles per hour. The damaging storm continued eastward beyond the Georgia line after moving through Jacksonville, the NWS says. Additional tornadoes in Ashville spawned from the storm orig

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-03-20 14:27:35

Jacksonville Tornado Photos & Videos of Damage Near JSU

A tornado touched down in Jacksonville, Alabama near Jacksonville State University (JSU) on March 19, 2018, and photos and videos circulated of damage and emergency responders racing to the scene. On social media, people described others hiding in bathtubs, injured, and trapped, although these accou


Tornado and storm damage surveys continue on Wednesday

National Weather Service storm survey teams are heading out into the field again today to survey damage from Monday's severe storms. The weather service offices in both Huntsville and Birmingham sent out multiple teams on Tuesday and were able to confirm at least nine tornadoes so far. That number c

AL.COM - 2018-03-21 11:42:37

Aerial footage of the Jacksonville tornado damage (UPDATED)

The Weather Channel and other media outlets have tweeted drone video this morning of some of the tornado damage in Jacksonville on Monday night. NEW: Sunrise reveals the extent of reported tornado damage on the Jacksonville State University campus in Jacksonville, AL. This occupied apartment complex

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-03-20 14:50:00