Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
645 PM CDT FRI JUN 26 2015

ALC091-270245-
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MARENGO AL-
645 PM CDT FRI JUN 26 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  CENTRAL MARENGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 945 PM CDT

* AT 644 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE
  ADVISORY AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  LINDEN...JEFFERSON...THOMASTON...MYRTLEWOOD...DAYTON...PIN HOOK...
  CHICKASAW STATE PARK...CONSUL...MILLER...FREDDIE JONES FIELD...
  MAGNOLIA...PROVIDENCE...U.S. 80 AND AL 28...OCTAGON...HALF ACRE AND
  CALVARY.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF UP TO ONE INCH IS EXPECTED OVER THE AREA.
RADAR ESTIMATES OF UP TO 3 INCHES HAVE BEEN MEASURED OVER THE PAST
THREE HOURS. THIS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 3243 8804 3246 8797 3240 8752 3231 8752
      3231 8749 3227 8749 3225 8752 3213 8752
      3213 8761 3217 8801 3226 8801 3228 8802
      3231 8798 3230 8797 3230 8794 3228 8794
      3231 8793 3235 8797 3238 8804

$$

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