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Calhoun County EMA
Wednesday August 1st, 2018 :: 10:53 a.m. CDT

Alert

Flood Warning until 1:45 PM - Heavy rains expected, do not cross flooded roadways - Turn around, don't drown!

1046 AM CDT WED AUG 1 2018

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN CALHOUN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
ETOWAH COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA...
NORTHEASTERN ST. CLAIR COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...
NORTHEASTERN CLEBURNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
CHEROKEE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 145 PM CDT.

* AT 1045 AM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL CAUSE
FLOODING. NEARLY TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN AND THIS
RAINFALL IN ADDITION TO HEAVY RAIN THIS AREA EXPERIENCED LAST
NIGHT WILL RESULT IN QUICK RUNOFF THAT WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF
URBANIZED, LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
GADSDEN, JACKSONVILLE, RAINBOW CITY, ATTALLA, PIEDMONT, HOKES
BLUFF, CENTRE, CEDAR BLUFF, LITTLE RIVER CANYON NATIONAL PRESERVE,
FORNEY, CENTRE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, GLENCOE, WEAVER, ASHVILLE, SARDIS
CITY, RAGLAND, OHATCHEE, STEELE, LEESBURG AND ALTOONA.

Instructions:

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

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.

Address/Location
Calhoun County EMA
507 Francis St W
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 256-435-0540

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Warning

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