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Flood Advisory for Lamar County until 4:45PM

| 1:55 pm December 16, 2012

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The graphic below shows rainfall totals are approaching and exceeding 2 inches in potions of Northwest Alabama. Some streams have been reported with high water and the threat for flooding is likely. Flooding could become a threat for many areas in Central Alabama as rainfall continues to fall.
12-16-2012 1-53-41 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS IN…
LAMAR COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…VERNON…SULLIGENT…MILLPORT…

* UNTIL 445 PM CST

* AT 145 PM CST HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING ACROSS PORTIONS OF LAMAR
COUNTY. ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL HAVE ALREADY OCCURED AND
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED. THIS MAY CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

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