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Flash Flood Warning : Jefferson/Shelby until 9:30 PM

| 6:32 pm July 10, 2013

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A very strong thunderstorm has dropped tremendous amounts of rain across the metro area. Widespread flash flooding is being reported, especially along Highway 280. Do not drive through flooded roads. This is a very dangerous and life-threatening situation. Some areas received over 2 inches of rain in a very short period of time.

7-10-2013 7-01-27 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SHELBY COUNTY IN ALABAMA…
SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 628 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED SLOW MOVING
THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.
RADAR ESTIMATES AS MUCH AS 3 INCHES OF HEAVY RAIN IN THE LAST HOUR
IN PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN JEFFERSON AND SHELY COUNTIES.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
ALABASTER…BESSEMER…CALERA…CHELSEA…COLUMBIANA…HELENA…
HOMEWOOD…HOOVER…IRONDALE…LEEDS…MONTEVALLO…MOUNTAIN
BROOK…PELHAM…VESTAVIA HILLS…WILSONVILLE…ALTON…AMERICAN
VILLAGE…BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK…BLUFF PARK…CAHABA HEIGHTS…
FOWLER LAKE…GREYSTONE…HARPERSVILLE…HIGHLAND LAKES…HOOVER
METROPOLITAN STADIUM…INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE…LAKE PURDY…
MAYLENE…MEADOWBROOK AND MOUNT LAUREL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. RAINFALL FROM PERSISTENT RAINBANDS
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.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

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