TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa County EMA Director Nick Lolley wants county residents to join the TuscALERT warning system before severe weather comes to the area.
“If you’re not already signed up for TuscALERT in Tuscaloosa County, please do so,” Lolley told WBRC viewers. Lolley worries some people might be distracted about the potential for rough weather that could coincide with New Year’s activities.
“I know everybody’s making plans for New Year’s Day and excited to kind of turn the page from 2020 to 2021,” Lolley explained.
He feels severe weather planning should come before planning any New Year’s celebrations. He said people who sign up for TuscALERT will get updated information about severe weather warnings that could impact Tuscaloosa County. Signing up for the service is a good way to get warnings if dangerous weather is approaching.
“We have severe weather here starting really in January all the way through. And really, we have severe weather all the way around. I can remember tornadoes being in December,” Lolley continued.
People in Tuscaloosa County can sign up for the service by going to TuscaloosacountyEMA.org. The system can also alert you to road closures, missing persons and if neighborhoods or buildings need to be evacuated besides if there’s severe weather where you live.