Storm shelters open as Sunday severe weather approaches

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Talladega County is in the heart of the enhanced danger area for Easter Sunday severe weather, and although it may break social distancing policies, local storm shelters will be open.

Server thunderstorms and tornadoes are predicted.

The Sylacauga Fire Department released a statement saying, “In regard to this threat and the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the stance of most professionals that a tornado has a much greater chance of causing serious injury or death than the Novel Coronavirus. While continuing social distancing whenever possible is paramount, if you must join others in a storm shelter masks or face coverings are appropriate protection. Everyone stay weather aware throughout the next 36-ish hours and be prepared to enact your severe weather emergency plan!”

Here are the shelters available in south Talladega County according to SFD:

  • Alpine/Lanier
    4445 Kings Chapel Road, Alpine
  • Childersburg Park and Recreation Center
    85 Graves Avenue, Childersburg
  • Lay Lake Volunteer Fire Department
    700 Heasletts Road, Childersburg
  • Munford – Carter Street
    825 Carter Street, Munford
  • Munford – Main Street
    115 Main Street, Munford
  • Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department
    390 Landers Loop, Sylacauga
  • Coosa Valley Rescue Squad Building
    1410 Edwards Street, Sylacauga
  • Winterboro Volunteer Fire Department
    1375 Bullocks Ferry Road, Talladega
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