Emergency personnel have been preparing for today's storm for several days. The Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency monitors severe weather and helps people in the area prepare for potential danger. Today, many parts of Alabama witnessed heavy rain, hail and tornado watches. Calhoun County Emergency Management Officer Myles Chamblee says during events like this, it’s important to have every available staff member working. The EMA sends out weather alerts through email and social media. To sign up for alerts, visit their website and follow the instructions.