Alabama Baptist churches minister to those affected by unexpected winter storm

Restrooms and free coffee. For some, those words posted on a sign outside Green Valley Baptist Church, Hoover, were the first glimmer of hope.

Typically the forecast of snow in Alabama brings happiness and hope for a flurry or two but Jan. 28 brought much more than what meteorologists, or any Alabamian, bargained for.

Anywhere from one to four inches of snow fell between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. throughout the state — surprising central Alabama. Many areas like Birmingham were only expecting a “dusting of snow and no travel complications,” so schools and businesses were on a normal schedule.

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