Flood Advisory Issued for Portions of Blount & Etowah Counties Until 10:15 am

| February 26, 2021 @ 9:03 am

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
Blount County in central Alabama…
Etowah County in northeastern Alabama…

* Until 1015 AM CST.

* At 826 AM CST, Etowah County Emergency Management reported heavy
rain in the advisory area. Several roads have been reported as
flooded across the county due to rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches
since midnight.

Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Gadsden, Rainbow City, Oneonta, Attalla, Blountsville, Cleveland,
Glencoe, Sardis City, Locust Fork, Steele, Altoona, Snead, Susan
Moore, Walnut Grove, Reece City, Fairview, Nectar, Rosa, Aurora and
McLarty.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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