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Flash Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Colbert; Lauderdale

NWS Huntsville (Northern Alabama)

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for... Southwestern Lauderdale County in northwestern Alabama... Northwestern Colbert County in northwestern Alabama...

* Until midnight CDT.

* At 832 PM CDT, emergency management reported flash flooding along with numerous road closures. Three to six inches of rain has already fallen with locally higher amounts and additional rainfall is expected tonight. Flash flooding is already occurring.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Cherokee, Red Rock, Malone, Pride Landing, Mt Hester, Margerum, Allsboro, Riverton, Oakland and Barton.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.


Flash Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Colbert; Lauderdale

NWS Huntsville (Northern Alabama)

...THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR FLORENCE AND MUSCLE SHOALS METRO AREA... ...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR SOUTH CENTRAL LAUDERDALE AND EAST CENTRAL COLBERT COUNTIES... At 901 PM CDT, emergency management reported significant and life threatening flash flooding in the Florence and Muscle Shoals metro area. Six to nine inches of rain with locally higher amounts have already fallen. Additional rainfall is expected for the next several hours. Dangerous flash flooding will continue overnight! THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR FLORENCE AND MUSCLE SHOALS METRO AREA. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW! Some locations that will experience flooding include... Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Killen, St. Florian, Underwood-Petersville, Northwest Alabama Regional Airport and Ford City.

Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order. Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.


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