FLASH FLOOD WARNING Issued for Tuscaloosa, Bibb Counties
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
The text of the warning is as follows:
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Central Bibb County in central Alabama... Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama... * Until 800 PM CDT. * At 405 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. SOURCE...Doppler radar. IMPACT...Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas. * Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Tuscaloosa, Northport, Brent, Centreville, Holt, Lake View, Brookwood, Coaling, Vance, Woodstock, West Blocton, Coker, Deerlick Creek Campgrounds, Lake Wildwood, University Mall, Bryant Denny Stadium, McFarland Mall, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa Regional Airport and Mercedes Benz Of Alabama. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
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