Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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Flash Flood Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
717 AM CDT WED MAY 23 2018

ALC081-231415-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Lee AL-
717 AM CDT WED MAY 23 2018

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 915 AM CDT FOR
EASTERN LEE COUNTY...

At 712 AM CDT, Lee County Emergency Management reported flash
flooding across eastern Lee County, especially in and around Smiths
Station. Several bridges have been washed away, several roads are
impassable, and water has entered a few homes. Please stay off the
roadways in and around this area and never drive into water of
unknown depth. Most of the heaviest rain has moved into Georgia but
some showers are still around. Additionally, the Chattahoochee River
is also rising and this will keep the flooding going on longer due
to runoff issues.

.Three to six inches of rain have already fallen with isolated
higher totals. Flash flooding is already occurring.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Opelika, Smiths, Smiths Station, Beulah, Beauregard, Bleecker, Beans
Mill, Griffen Mill, Ladonia, Monterey Heights and Mount Jefferson.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3251 8500 3251 8506 3247 8506 3247 8532
      3260 8542 3273 8545 3273 8543 3274 8543
      3273 8540 3273 8529 3275 8528 3274 8512
      3269 8512 3266 8509 3265 8511 3263 8508
      3262 8509 3258 8507

$$

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