Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
642 AM CDT TUE OCT 14 2014

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DEKALB AL-JACKSON AL-
642 AM CDT TUE OCT 14 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA...
  EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 945 AM CDT

* AT 636 AM CDT...BIG WILLS CREEK IN FORT PAYNE HAS CRESTED THIS
  MORNING AT 10.24 FEET...BUT WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL EXPECTED IN
  DEKALB AND EASTERN JACKSON COUNTIES THROUGH 10 AM CDT...THE FLOOD
  WARNING WAS EXTENDED TO ACCOUNT FOR THIS ADDITIONAL RUNOFF AND
  FUTURE RISES ON THE CREEK. FLOOD STAGE AT BIG WILLS CREEK IN FORT
  PAYNE IS 11 FEET...BUT MINOR FLOODING ISSUES HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED
  OVERNIGHT BETWEEN THE HOSPITAL AND INTERSTATE 59 WITH VALUES BELOW
  THAT...AND THE THREAT WILL ONLY INCREASE WITH THE ADDITIONAL
  RAINFALL EXPECTED.

* ADDITIONAL CONCERNS REVOLVE AROUND RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL
  OCCURRING IN HIGHER TERRAIN LOCATIONS...SUCH AS THOSE IN VALLEY
  HEAD AND SCOTTSBORO.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  SCOTTSBORO...FORT PAYNE...RAINSVILLE...BRIDGEPORT...LITTLE RIVER
  CANYON NATIONAL PRESERVE...SOUTH
  PITTSBURG...HENAGAR...STEVENSON... COLLINSVILLE AND CROSSVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3448 8558 3444 8558 3437 8563 3436 8566
      3426 8577 3424 8584 3420 8585 3420 8611
      3440 8612 3447 8607 3453 8611 3452 8615
      3460 8615 3499 8573 3499 8561 3453 8551

$$

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