The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a new FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Tuscaloosa County. The warning will remain in effect until 4 p.m. Friday.

The text of the warning is as follows:

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama...

* Until 400 PM CDT.

* At 1247 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
  heavy rain across 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...
  Tuscaloosa, Northport, Holt, Moundville, Brookwood, Coaling,
  Vance, Coker, Bryant Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater,
  University Mall, Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, McFarland Mall,
  Deerlick Creek Campgrounds, Lake Lurleen State Park, Binion Creek
  Landing, Shelton State Community College, Samantha, Lake Wildwood
  and Bankhead Lock And Dam.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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