Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
24 Hours:
Crime Tip:
2801 Jordan Road SW
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Administrative Office:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm


Statement on Winter Storm Warning for January 28th

As of 6 pm on Monday, January 28th, the National Weather Service Office in Huntsville has issued a Winter Storm Warning for North Alabama; including all of DeKalb County.

The warning spans from 12 am Tuesday (January 29th) until 12 pm later the same day, with most areas to receive 1.5 to 2 inches of accumulating snowfall. Snowfall may be greater in areas of higher elevation; such as Lookout Mountain or Sand Mountain.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the impending winter weather: “We encourage everyone to stay at home if they can in the event inclement weather does hit. If you have to travel, put a blanket and emergency supplies in the car.”

“Our deputies and personnel will be out trying to monitor the roadways and assisting motorists,” said Sheriff Welden. “Keep in mind we do have limited manpower, so please limit your traveling to only emergency situations in the case of winter weather.”

“Don’t hesitate to call if you have a problem or if an elderly family member needs assistance or checking on in the event of a power outage,” said Welden.

“Be Safe and God Bless!” concluded Sheriff Welden.