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June 27, 2013

Severe weather possible in early morning hours

Staff Reports
The Cullman Times

— Cullman County has been placed within a slight risk for severe weather Friday morning into the afternoon hours.

According to the National Weather Service, some of the storms could become strong to severe in intensity. The main threat will be damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and large hail. A high amount of water in the atmosphere also brings a risk for heavy rainfall and frequent lighting. The tornado threat remains low.

Currently, the Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is working to upgrade all 42 of the county’s weather sirens. As of late Thursday, 15 have been upgraded. Because the outdoor warning system won’t be operational again until all upgrades are complete, EMA officials are urging residents to be weather aware, and to have another means of getting alerts.

“People really need to pay attention to the weather,” EMA Director Phyllis Little said. “Especially right now during this time of change over. Don’t depend on the sirens, have another way of getting alerts, whether it be through an app on your phone or a weather radio.”