Montgomery, AL.- The Salvation Army is announcing details of its recovery plan for those affected by the February 17, 2008 tornado in Prattville. Clothing vouchers to The Salvation Army's Thrift StoreMore >>
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 >>
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 >>
PRATTVILLE, AL -- WSFA 12 News has spoken with Jim Stefkovich from that National Weather Service in Birmingham who is on the scene in Prattville. He has confirmed that the tornado that hit the city is rated an EF-3. More >>
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 >>
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 >>
As several Alabama counties clean up, officials are assessing the damage of the severe storm outbreak. WSFA 12 News has video from the hardest hit area as the tornado touched down in Prattville. More >>
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 >>
Prattville, Al. (WSFA) -- Art Ivins, Manager of the Montgomery Expressway Toll Bridge, says the bridge will offer free passage to anyone assisting in the Prattville tornado recovery.
They will honor thisMore >>
The Alabama Department of Insurance is dispatching its disaster response vehicle and consumer specialists to Prattville to aid citizens there with insurance questions following Sunday afternoon's tornado,More >>
Prattville, Al. (WSFA) -- If you have lost your job because of the tornado damage and don't know where to turn, Governor Bob Riley's office is asking that you call the Alabama Department of IndustrialMore >>
At least one school suffered major damage in the storm that hit Prattville.More >>
Prattville, AL (WSFA) -- With so many Prattville residents trying to rebuild following Sunday's tornado. Finding a contractor to do the work can be difficult. And there are some people out there hoping to take storm victims for a ride.
That's why the city is asking contractors to get a special storm work permit at The Church of Living Water on Sheila Street. The church is also serving as a help center for residents.
A crew from Rescue Clean was busy Tuesday packing up what's left of Tami Ruberti's belongings. For Tami, it's the first of many hires she'll have to make in the months to come.
"All the floors are going to be redone, the roof will be redone, the back wall will be rebuilt," she explained.
Tami says she called Rescue Clean because her insurance company recommended the firm.
But it's also a good idea to check a contractor's credentials with the city. The special work permits are blue in color and can be placed in a contractor's front windshield.
Rescue Clean workers picked up their permit Tuesday. Tami says she's been satisfied with their work.
"They basically came in and knew what to do. You know, you're basically in shock. You don't know what to do yourself," she said.
So whether it's a tree surgeon, a plumber, an electrician, or a builder, look for that blue permit before you make the hire.
If you run across a contractor who may be taking advantage of storm victims, call the attorney general's fraud hotline at 1-800-392-5658.
The city is also sending letters to homeowners describing its debris removal policy. It requires contractors to haul away any debris they collect. For residents who do their own work, the city will provide curbside pick-up.
Mayor Jim Byard says the city is getting help from Montgomery and Elmore counties, but it still could take up to six months to get all of the debris hauled away.