The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Southern Pickens County in effect until 11:30 a.m.

The text of the warning is as follows:

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Southern Pickens County in west central Alabama...

* Until 1130 AM CDT.

* At 537 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain
have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are
possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected
to begin shortly.

HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE...Radar.

IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban
areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as
other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
Aliceville, Pickensville, Memphis, McMullen, Garden, Johnston
Lake, Bevill Lock And Dam, Benevola, George Downer Airport,
Dillburg, Cochrane and Gainesville Lake Campground.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads.

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