Several hours of persistent and heavy rain have caused flash flooding in western portions of the county. Millbrook, Coosada, Deatsville and western portions of Wetumpka are included in this warning. Travel along highways 111, 14 and Interstate 65 could be impacted as well. Heavy rain continues to fall across the region and could make flash flooding conditions worse over the next few hours.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN ELMORE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…
* UNTIL 700 PM CDT
* AT 348 PM CDT…RADAR INDICATED RAINFALL AMOUNTS UP TO THREE
INCHES HAD FALLEN OVER THE LAST FEW HOURS OVER SOUTHWESTERN ELMORE
COUNTY. FLOODING WAS REPORTED ALONG SEVERAL ROADWAYS NEAR ELMORE AND
MILLBROOK. AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE
OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS WHICH COULD CAUSE ADDITIONAL FLOODING IN
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…MILLBROOK…
COOSADA…DEATSVILLE AND ELMORE.
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS…HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY…
COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS…STREAMS AND
OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.
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. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.