City of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has appointed Randy Smith as chief of the Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service, and he believes Smith will be a “fantastic asset” to the city of Tuscaloosa.
Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.
Planning ahead for disasters is critical. Are you prepared? Here are some things to do help protect you, your family, and your friends.
- Create and maintain an emergency savings account that can be used in case of an emergency.
By Pat Feighery
Boating accident and death statistics show that the majority of boating accidents involve boats under 26 feet in length, personal watercraft, canoes and kayaks. Safety is key, and the local Coast Guard Auxiliary wants to help educate local boaters by holding safety education classes. The next class is scheduled for July 8.
Heads up, Tuscaloosa and Northport (and surrounding areas): We could be in for some rough weather in coming hours. March is, apparently, living up to the adage "In like a lion."
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for our area, effective until 6 p.m. As of 1 p.m., the timeline for West Alabama appeared to be between 1 and 5 p.m. The strongest of the storms may bring damaging winds, hail and the possibility of a few "brief" tornadoes.