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Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Colbert; Lauderdale

NWS Huntsville (Northern Alabama)

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Alabama... Tennessee River at Florence affecting Colbert and Lauderdale Counties The Flood Warning continues for the Tennessee River at Florence.

* until Monday afternoon.

* At 2 PM Saturday the stage was 17.8 feet and will be rising back to flood stage shortly.

* Flood Stage is 18.0 feet.

* Minor Flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above Flood Stage by late this evening. The river has already crested earlier in the week. It will remain near 18.0 feet for the next few days.

* Impact...At 18.0 feet...Flooding of McFarland Park begins.

* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 18.3 feet on Sep 7 2011. && RIVER FLOOD OBSERVED 12PM 6PM 12AM 6AM CREST LOCATION STAGE STG DAY TIME Sat Sat Sun Sun STG DAY TIME TENNESSEE RIVER Florence 18.0 17.8 Sat 2 PM 17.8 18.0 18.0 18.0 Crested &&

Safety message...Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious. As little as two feet of water will carry most cars away. Also...The road bed may be washed out under the water...and you could be stranded or trapped. Additional information is available at http://water.weather.gov. Once there...click on the Tennessee Valley to view local river information.

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