Areal Flood Warning Issued for Parts of Autauga, Lowndes and Montgomery Counties Until 2:30 p.m. CDT

| June 18, 2017 @ 11:43 am

The NWS in Birmingham has issued an areal flood warning for the areas in South Central Alabama that have been experiencing flooding. Over five inches of rain fell in areas northwest of Prattville with over three inches across a wide area.

An areal food warning is issued for flooding that has developed over a long period of heavy rain, as opposed to a flash flood, which follows closely on the heels of intense rainfall. Areal flooding is ofter persistent flooding that occurs after flash flooding has started, like this morning.

An areal food warning is just as serious as a flash flood warning and regular flood warning rules all still apply.

Remember, Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams in…
Autauga County in Alabama…
Northeastern Lowndes County in south central Alabama…
Northwestern Montgomery County in south central Alabama…

* Until 230 PM CDT

* At 1126 AM CDT, emergency management reported flooding in portions
of southeast Autauga County including parts of Prattville along
with in parts of northwest Montgomery County. Rainfall estimates
indicate that over 5 inches of rain have fallen in some portions
of the warned area. Runoff from flash flooding is continuing to
make some roadways impassable.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Montgomery, Prattville, Coosada, Autaugaville, White Hall,
Lowndesboro, Booth, Hunter, Marbury, Vida Junction, Alabama State
University, Autauga County Airport, Woodcrest, Dannelly Field,
Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium, Cantelous,
Alabama State Capitol, Manack and New Prospect.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

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