Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
344 PM CDT MON JUL 21 2014

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CLAY AL-CLEBURNE AL-RANDOLPH AL-
344 PM CDT MON JUL 21 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR
  DRAINAGE AREAS IN...
  NORTHEASTERN CLAY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LINEVILLE...
  CLEBURNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HEFLIN...
  NORTHWESTERN RANDOLPH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 342 PM CDT...THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL WERE NEARLY
STATIONARY OVER THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES SHOW UP
TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA AND AN
ADDITIONAL ONE INCH IS POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT HOUR. PONDING OF WATER
AND MINOR FLOODING DUE TO POOR DRAINAGE IN POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

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 3326 8581 3338 8597 3340 8592 3350 8591
      3350 8585 3356 8579 3356 8575 3360 8574
      3362 8572 3363 8566 3369 8564 3388 8538
      3359 8532

$$

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