Wednesday, February 20 2008 4:25 PM EST2008-02-20 21:25:36 GMT
A Prattville resident used his video camera to capture images of Sunday's storm. Watch as things are sucked up into the storm.More >>
WSFA 12 News has learned nearly 900 homes and 50 businesses were damaged or destroyed in Sunday's powerful EF-3 tornado. Almost every home in the Silver Hills Community was damaged or destroyed. More >>
Wednesday, February 20 2008 4:23 PM EST2008-02-20 21:23:54 GMT
PRATTVILLE, AL - Damage from Sunday's storms has temporarily interrupted delivery to about 250 addresses in Prattville.
"We are delivering to every home and business that is occupied and accessible,"More >>
Tuesday, February 19 2008 11:57 PM EST2008-02-20 04:57:15 GMT
It hasn't been a problem in the preferred community, but someone took advantage of an open home damaged by Sunday's storms. Counsuelo Banks walked into her home Tuesday morning to continue the recoveryMore >>
Tuesday, February 19 2008 3:30 PM EST2008-02-19 20:30:09 GMT
The Montgomery Humane Society will gladly take in the pets of the victims of Prattville. Anyone who needs help in taking care of their pets until they can get settled can bring them to the MontgomeryMore >>
Tuesday, February 19 2008 3:02 PM EST2008-02-19 20:02:49 GMT
Troy, Al. (WSFA) -- The American Red Cross is scheduling a Disaster Relief Drive in Troy.
The drive will be held on Wednesday, February 20th from 8am to 5pm at the Wal-Mart on U.S. Highway 231 in Troy.
Tuesday, February 19 2008 1:15 PM EST2008-02-19 18:15:42 GMT
Prattville, Al. (WSFA) -- Prattville Mayor Jim Byard is announcing that several charitable organizations are offering assistance to the victims of the weekend tornado in their time of need.
If residentsMore >>
Monday, February 18 2008 11:53 PM EST2008-02-19 04:53:31 GMT
Prattville, Ala. (WSFA) -- As "Severe Weather Awareness Week" kicks off Governor Bob Riley and numerous other officials toured the damage in heavily hit portions of Prattville on Monday. Riley held aMore >>
Monday, February 18 2008 11:37 PM EST2008-02-19 04:37:10 GMT
Residents along brooklyn road in Andalusia spent the day surveying the damage left behind by yesterdays storms. Roofs were torn from homes, trees snapped in two, and for walter bush, he experienced itMore >>
Monday, February 18 2008 11:27 PM EST2008-02-19 04:27:57 GMT
The terror of Sunday's violent high winds wasn't just confined to the larger cities. More >>
Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- On Monday night, the call went out and many of you answered.
WSFA 12 News teamed up with the American Red Cross to help raise money for victims of Sunday's tornados and the tenative totals are in...
$27,804 were raised because of generous viewer support, and the numbers are expected to go even higher. (The address for donating is at the bottom of this story.)
Many families suffered severe damage to their homes, and they may need help getting back on their feet. That is where WSFA 12 News and the American Red Cross stepped in.
One look at all the damage and you can see the need. Homes destroyed, businesses ripped apart, lives left in shambles. But, a phone call made the difference.
Jackie Buck with the American Red Cross says, "One of the first things we have to do after we take care of people is figure out how we're going to pay for it." After several calls to the WSFA 12 Newsroom from viewers who wanted to help tornado victims, we went to work.
WSFA 12 News organized an action line to assist the Red Cross in raising money.
For more than two hours, the volunteers took our phone calls and donations. The Red Cross staff will sit down with each family, assess their needs, and make sure they receive help.
A local church donated over $5,000 of that came from and $1,000 is coming from WSFA 12 News' parent company, Raycom Media, which is based here in Montgomery.
If you would still like to make a donation,you can send checks to:
American Red Cross 5015 Woods Crossing Drive Montgomery, Alabama 36106.
Totals are in for the WSFA 12 News/Red Cross Relief Drive TelethonMore>>