Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
702 PM CDT TUE MAY 23 2017

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Cherokee AL-
702 PM CDT TUE MAY 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas
  for...
  Cherokee County in northeastern Alabama...

* Until 1000 PM CDT

* At 701 PM CDT, the public reported heavy rain in and around
  highway 411 and county road 225 due to thunderstorms. This will
  cause urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage
  areas will result in minor flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Centre, Cedar Bluff, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Forney,
  Centre Municipal Airport, Leesburg, Sand Rock, Gaylesville,
  Tennala, Cherokee Rock Village, Pleasant Gap, Cornwall Furnace
  Park, Blanche, Little River Falls, Slackland, Weiss Lake, Moshat,
  Ball Flat, Coloma and Weiss Dam.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

&&

LAT...LON 3397 8540 3396 8549 3394 8550 3394 8553
      3396 8554 3397 8574 3410 8580 3412 8579
      3413 8580 3411 8584 3424 8584 3424 8581
      3426 8581 3426 8577 3436 8566 3437 8563
      3440 8563 3444 8558 3449 8557 3453 8552

$$

17/KLAWS



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