DATE:  February 7, 2020                                                        TIME:  5:00 PM

CONTACT:   Deborah  L. Gaither                                  256.549.4575 (Office)

Impacts From Recent Storms Being Evaluated


The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency has been in the field today completing damage assessments and examining affected infrastructure resulting from a complex of thunderstorms that affected the county during the overnight hours of February 6th, 2020. The EMA has received numerous reports from citizens and elected officials ranging from downed trees, washed out roadways, and damaged infrastructure. Parts of the county received over 5 inches of rain as the storms passed through the area.


The hardest hit areas appear to be in the northern area of the county near Boaz and in the Tabor Community. The EMA encourages all citizens to report damage so that it can be passed along to the State of Alabama Emergency Management Agency. To report damage, you may call the EMA at 256-549-4575 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM), use the #gecema on social media, or send an email to In email, please include contact information – including name, address of the damage, and a telephone contact. The EMA will continue to examine reports of damage over the course of the next several days before forwarding findings to Alabama EMA. If you have any questions, please contact the EMA at the number listed above.