Flash Flood Warning for Parts of Chilton, Coosa, and Tallapoosa Counties until 1115 pm : The Alabama Weather Blog

Some spots between Clanton and Alex City are approaching 7-8 inches of rain over the past 36 hours. Heavy rain is continuing.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Chilton County in central Alabama…
Coosa County in east central Alabama…
Northwestern Tallapoosa County in east central Alabama…

* Until 1115 PM CDT.

* At 854 PM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the
warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin

HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE…Radar and automated gauges.

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…
Alexander City, Calera, Clanton, Jemison, Goodwater, Rockford,
Kellyton, Weogufka, Stewartville, Thorsby, Jacksons’ Gap, New
Site, Maplesville, Goldville, Moriah, Lyle, Unity, Dollar,
Bentleyville and Higgins Ferry Park.


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

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

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