The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for…
Northern Calhoun County in east central Alabama…
Northeastern Cleburne County in east central Alabama…
* Until 1015 PM CDT.
* At 812 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain
have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 1 to 2 inches in 1
hour. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in
the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin
HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
IMPACT…Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban
areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as
other poor drainage and low-lying areas.
* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include…
Anniston, Jacksonville, Piedmont, Heflin, Saks, Glencoe, Weaver,
Ohatchee, Fruithurst, Edwardsville, Jacksonville State University,
Alexandria, Mars Hills, Muscadine, Neely Henry Lake, Southside,
Liberty Hill, Coleman Lake And Campground, Sweetwater Lake and
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.
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