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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
1038 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017



Bands of showers and a few thunderstorms, rotating around the
remnants of Tropical System Cindy, produced flooding rainfall and a
few potential tornadoes. Storm Total Rainfall since Monday ranged
from 1 to 8 inches, with locally higher amounts. The heaviest rain
occurred south of a line from near Troy to near Tuscaloosa and
Birmingham. We have received several flooding reports the past few
days. Additionally, this rainfall has caused rises in area rivers and
a few locations will experience minor flooding.

Two damage locations were associated with rotating thunderstorms.
This damage may be associated with tornadoes.


At this time, storm surveys are being planned for the following
counties Friday June 23rd:

Team One: Primary Targets:
Jefferson County (Bessemer/Fairfield)
Shelby County (Rural West near Bibb Co line)

Preliminary findings from Jefferson County...
Significant structure damage occurred near the Western Hills Mall in
Fairfield/Midfield. At least four people were injured in this area.
The damage at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and
Weibel Road was estimated around 120 mph, EF2. A complete assessment
with a complete path, timing, and final rating will be conducted on
Friday. The minimum rating will be EF2.

Additional Public Information Statements will be issued periodically
through the day, as survey teams report back their findings.

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