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You Can Now Be Fined Up To $500 If Caught Without A Mask In This Alabama City

Or spend up to 30 days in jail.

As Alabama begins to reopen some businesses and beaches on April 30, a new directive has also been announced. On Tuesday, Mayor Randall Woodfin mandated that residents of Birmingham are required to wear a mask or face covering in all public places during the COVID-19 health emergency. The decision goes into effect May 1 with a penalty for those who don't follow the measure.

According to the press release, failure to comply with the ordinance will leave violators stuck with a fine of up to $500 and even up to 30 days in jail.

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Alabama's Tornado Winds Will Be So Strong They Could Probably Blow You To Oz

They're predicted to reach up to 105 mph!

Severe weather is sweeping across southern U.S. states Thursday morning. An official tornado watch has been issued across all of southern Alabama. Severe thunderstorms and waterspout warnings were also put into effect for Alabama, Georgia, and Florida due to high wind speeds.

The watches and warnings for The Heart of Dixie include hail and high winds that could reach up to 105 mph, the 4WARN Severe Weather Update on Facebook Live said this morning.

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