Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
210 AM CST SUN DEC 28 2014

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JEFFERSON AL-
210 AM CST SUN DEC 28 2014

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 AM CST FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY...

AT 200 AM CST...THE PUBLIC AND TRAINED SPOTTERS REPORTED HEAVY
RAINFALL PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING OVER JEFFERSON COUNTY. SEVERAL
ROADWAYS HAVE BECOME IMPASSIBLE IN DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM AND
ADDITIONAL ROADWAYS ARE BEING BARRICADED BY BIRMINGHAM POLICE.
VILLAGE CREEK AND FIVE MILE CREEK ARE ALSO APPROACHING FLOOD STAGE.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
PINSON...KETONA LAKES...CLAY...CHALKVILLE...BIRMINGHAM
AIRPORT...ALTON...WEST JEFFERSON...WARRIOR...TRUSSVILLE...
TRAFFORD...TARRANT...MORRIS...KIMBERLY...GRAYSVILLE...GARDENDALE...
FULTONDALE...FORESTDALE...CENTER POINT...CARDIFF...BROOKSIDE AND
ADAMSVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. RAINFALL FROM PERSISTENT RAINBANDS
WILL PRODUCE FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS AND ALONG STREETS. MANY
ROADS WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER AND DRIVING IS NOT RECOMMENDED
DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA THROUGH 5AM.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE
UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS
SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

&&

LAT...LON 3384 8676 3377 8665 3376 8654 3357 8655
      3353 8652 3346 8664 3347 8667 3324 8699
      3325 8706 3346 8734 3349 8733 3348 8729
      3350 8726 3353 8727 3351 8725 3355 8719
      3360 8720 3363 8710 3378 8700 3385 8688

$$

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