Alert: Flash Flood Warning issued July 31 at 5:28PM CDT expiring July 31 at 9:30PM CDT by NWS Birmingham AL

Event: Flash Flood Warning
Sender Name: NWS Birmingham AL
Issued: 2018-07-31T17:28:00-05:00
Expires: 2018-07-31T21:30:00-05:00
WEA Text: Flash Flood Warning this area til 9:30 PM CDT. Avoid flood areas. -NWS
Description: The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Etowah County in northeastern Alabama…
Cherokee County in northeastern Alabama…

* Until 930 PM CDT.

* At 528 PM CDT, emergency management reported thunderstorms
producing heavy rain across the warned area. Multiple roads in
Centre were reported impassable. Two to four inches of rain have
already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Gadsden, Rainbow City, Attalla, Hokes Bluff, Centre, Cedar Bluff,
Forney, Centre Municipal Airport, Glencoe, Steele, Leesburg, Reece
City, Sand Rock, Gaylesville, Tennala, Tabor Road, Cherokee Rock
Village, Pleasant Gap, Cornwall Furnace Park and Eastern Weiss
Lake.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in the
warned area.

Instruction: 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.

Link to more Info: http://www.weather.gov
Urgency: Immediate
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Likely
Categories: Met,
Area Description: Etowah, AL; Cherokee, AL

Message Identifier: NWS-IDP-PROD-3018709-2705787
CAP MessageType: Alert
Added note: – Flash Flood Warnings warnings