Areal Flood Warning for Parts of Shelby, Talladega Co. Until 1:15 am

| May 4, 2021 @ 7:24 pm

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in…
Southern Shelby County in central Alabama…
Talladega County in east central Alabama…

* Until 115 AM CDT.

* At 722 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. Flooding is already occurring in the warned area.
Between 3 and 5 inches of rain have fallen.

Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Alabaster, Oxford, Talladega, Sylacauga, Pell City, Calera,
Montevallo, Childersburg, Columbiana, Wilsonville, Talladega
Springs, Lincoln, Riverside, Vincent, Harpersville, Munford,
Wilton, Oak Grove, Waldo and Bon Air.

Additional rainfall amounts up to 1 inch are possible in the warned


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

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

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

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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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