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Calhoun County EMA
Wednesday August 8th, 2018 :: 07:00 p.m. CDT

Advisory

NWS has issued an Areal Flood Advisory for Calhoun County until 9 p.m.

656 PM CDT WED AUG 8 2018

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
Northeastern Calhoun County in east central Alabama...
Southeastern Etowah County in northeastern Alabama...
Northeastern Cleburne County in east central Alabama...
South central Cherokee County in northeastern Alabama...

* Until 900 PM CDT.

* At 656 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area.
Up to two inches of rain have already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Gadsden, Jacksonville, Rainbow City, Piedmont, Hokes Bluff,
Glencoe, Fruithurst, Edwardsville, Jacksonville State University,
Muscadine, Ballplay, Abernathy, Gadsden Mall, Mars Hills, Ball
Flat, Neely Henry Lake, Southside, Gadsden Steam Plant, Coleman
Lake And Campground and Cobb City.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

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

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