Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
908 AM CDT WED MAY 23 2018

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Lee AL-
908 AM CDT WED MAY 23 2018

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams in...
  Lee County in east central Alabama...

* Until noon CDT.

* At 900 AM CDT, Lee County Emergency Management officials reported
  flooding is continuing on small creeks and streams and many
  roadways in the area due to the heavy rainfall overnight and early
  this morning. Several roads are barricaded in the Smiths Station
  area and portions of Lee Road 238, Lee Road 246, Lee Road 294, Lee
  Road 437 and Lee Road 294 continue to be underwater.  Bridge
  collapses have also occurred on Lee Road 318 and on Lee Road 319
  at 687, and there is a possibility that there could be others that
  have collapsed. Flooding will continue during the next few hours
  as runoff from the previous rainfall continues. If you encounter a
  roadway covered by high water do not attempt to cross it.  In
  addition, a River Flood Warning remains in effect for the
  Chattahoochee River at Columbus for minor flooding.  Some flooding
  of areas near the Phenix City Amphitheatre is possible as the
  river rises towards its crest later today.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

&&

LAT...LON 3251 8506 3247 8506 3247 8533 3241 8533
      3241 8536 3273 8545 3274 8541 3273 8540
      3273 8529 3275 8528 3274 8512 3269 8512
      3266 8509 3265 8511 3263 8508 3262 8509
      3258 8507 3251 8500

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