Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
455 PM CDT FRI MAY 15 2015

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BULLOCK AL-MACON AL-
455 PM CDT FRI MAY 15 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS FOR...
  NORTHWESTERN BULLOCK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA...
  SOUTHWESTERN MACON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 453 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING. OVERFLOWING
  POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY
  AREA. RADAR ESTIMATES AS MUCH AS 5 INCHES OF RAIN HAS OCCURRED IN
  THE ADVISORY AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  UNION SPRINGS...FRANKLIN FIELD...HARDAWAY...SEDGEFIELD...FORT
  DAVIS...MITCHELL...CROSS KEYS AND SIMSVILLE.

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 3213 8600 3225 8600 3225 8599 3227 8598
      3228 8592 3229 8593 3230 8595 3232 8596
      3234 8598 3234 8569 3210 8569

$$

05/MA



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