August 10, 2022

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Flooding Occurring…Flash Flood Warning Issued…Turn Around Don’t Drown : The Alabama Weather Blog

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A flash flood warning has been issued for parts of Jefferson, Shelby, Clay, and Talladega Counties in Central Alabama.

Hoover PD is reporting cars disabled in flooding at Highways 31 and 150 near the Galleria. Water rescues are in progres.

Cars are being diverted onto Data Drive from Highway 31.

Please be careful tonight. A large amount of rain has fallen in a short period of time. The Birningham Airport picked up over 1.46 in less than an hour between 6 and 7 p.m.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
702 PM CDT Sat Jul 9 2022

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Central Jefferson County in central Alabama…
Shelby County in central Alabama…
West Central Clay County in east central Alabama…
Southern Talladega County in east central Alabama…

* Until 845 PM CDT.

* At 702 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Additional rainfall amounts of
1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is
ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE…Radar.

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…
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Bessemer, Homewood,
Pelham, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Helena, Hueytown, Talladega,
Sylacauga, Irondale, Leeds, Calera, Fairfield, Chelsea, Fultondale
and Montevallo.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Category: Alabama’s Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather



Bill Murray

2022-07-10 00:08:13

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