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Flood Warning: Fayette/Marion/Walker/Winston

| 4:27 pm January 14, 2013

Heavy rain has been and continues to fall over the same areas this afternoon. A new flood advisory has been issued as run-off into streams and rivers are causing rapid rise of water levels in may areas. Many roadways in our northwestern counties are under water and impassible. Some of the impacted areas have received 2-3 inches of rain today and rain will continue to fall for the next 24 hours.

Some flood reports from the affected areas:

In Lamar County, numerous roads across the county are impassable due to water covering the road.

In Fayette County, Reports of water covering Smith Road neath White Hall Chapel. Water was deep enough to cover car tires.

In Walker County, Alexander Tubbs Road is reportedly under water in various places.

1-14-2013 4-23-41 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR…
FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
MARION COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…
WALKER COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
WINSTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 1000 PM CST

* AT 420 PM CST…EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACROSS NORTHWEST PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL ALABAMA HAVE REPORTED SEVERAL ROADWAYS BECOMING COVERED WITH
WATER DUE TO CONTINUED MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL. FLOODING WILL BE
A CONCERN THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS TONIGHT…AND ROADWAYS COULD
BECOME IMPASSIBLE IN LOW LYING AREAS IN THE WARNED AREA.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING TO OCCUR.
LOCATIONS THAT WILL SEE THE BEST CHANCE OF EXPERIENCING FLOODING IN
LOW LYING AREAS WILL BE ACROSS NORTHWESTERN FAYETTE…NORTHWESTERN
WALKER…ALL OF WINSTON COUNTY…AND ALL OF MARION COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. RAINFALL FROM PERSISTENT RAINFALL
WILL PRODUCE FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS AND ALONG STREETS. MANY
ROADS WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER AND DRIVING IS NOT RECOMMENDED
DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO ONE INCH IS POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS TONIGHT.

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