SITUATION OVERVIEW from National Weather Service
Irma is expected to have noticable impacts across most of the eastern
half of Central Alabama along and generally east of Jacksonville to
Sylacauga to Montgomery to Troy line. Scattered tree and power line
damage along with some structure damage with power outages are
possible. Winds of at least 35 MPH may begin as early as the pre dawn
hours Monday in the southeast counties, but the worst conditions will
be during the day and evening on Monday as winds spread northward
across more of the area with wind gusts well above tropical storm force
possible. Such winds could bring down large tree limbs, trees, and
power lines, leading to power outages and possibly impassable roads.
The strongest winds are likely to be east of a Mount Cheaha to
Alexander City to Troy line. Conditions will gradually improve on
Tuesday as Irma continues to weaken and move to the north.
Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts mainly
east of a Mount Cheaha to Alexander City to Troy line. Potential
impacts in this area include:
– Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
objects become dangerous projectiles.
– Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
fences and roadway signs blown over.
– Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
– Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
in areas with above ground lines.