Very Heavy Thunderstorm Continues To Dump Rain On The Birmingham Metro

| August 23, 2019 @ 3:22 pm

At 3:17 pm, a strong thunderstorm continues to dump copious amounts of rain over the Birmingham metropolitan area, along with the southern parts of Jefferson County and the northern parts of Shelby County. Some totals are nearing 3.00 inches in the Flash Flood Warning area. There is also an intense amount of cloud-to-ground lightning occurring.

Flash flooding is currently not reported, but it is expected to occur especially in these locations: Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Mountain Brook, Indian Springs Village, Cahaba Heights, Riverchase, Patton Creek, The Summit, Riverchase Galleria, Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Meadowbrook, Oak Mountain State Park, Brook Highland, and Hoover Veterans Park.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Please use common sense and stay away from locations that you know are bad ponding and poor drainage areas.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather

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