Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
540 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

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JEFFERSON AL-COOSA AL-SHELBY AL-CHILTON AL-AUTAUGA AL-
540 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS
  FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  SOUTHWESTERN COOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  WESTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  EASTERN CHILTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...
  NORTHEASTERN AUTAUGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 539 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
  THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING.
  OVERFLOWING POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING IN
  THE ADVISORY AREA. TORRENTIAL RAIN UP TO ONE AND A HALF INCHES MAY
  FALL IN LESS THAN AN HOUR.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  BIRMINGHAM...HOOVER...VESTAVIA HILLS...ALABASTER...BESSEMER...
  HOMEWOOD...PELHAM...MOUNTAIN BROOK...HELENA...GARDENDALE...
  CALERA...CHELSEA...CLANTON...FULTONDALE...COLUMBIANA...TARRANT...
  INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE...ROSS BRIDGE...HIGGINS FERRY PARK AND
  REGIONS FIELD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 3284 8639 3253 8648 3339 8693 3364 8680

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