Flood Advisory In Effect Until 8:15 AM
Morning storms are producing heavy rainfall in West Alabama, and the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flood Advisory in effect until 8:15 a.m.
The advisory is as follows:
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a * Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for... Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama... Northwestern Shelby County in central Alabama... Jefferson County in central Alabama... * Until 815 AM CDT. * At 511 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood, Northport, Pelham, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Helena, Hueytown, Gardendale, Irondale, Leeds, Fairfield, Fultondale, Holt, Center Point and Pleasant Grove. 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, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.
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