545  
WGUS74 KBMX 110419  
FFSBMX  
 
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL  
1119 PM CDT THU AUG 10 2017  
 
ALC009-073-110515-  
/O.CON.KBMX.FF.W.0032.000000T0000Z-170811T0515Z/  
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
BLOUNT AL-JEFFERSON AL-  
1119 PM CDT THU AUG 10 2017  
 
...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1215 AM CDT FOR  
SOUTHWESTERN BLOUNT AND NORTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES...  
 
AT 1117 PM CDT, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FLOODING OCCURRING  
FROM NEAR WARRIOR AND RICKWOOD CAVERNS TO AREAS ALONG I-65 SOUTHWARD  
TO MORRIS AND KIMBERLY. SOME AREAS HAVE RECEIVED THREE TO FIVE  
INCHES OF RAIN. FLASH FLOODING IS OCCURRING.  
 
SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
TRUSSVILLE, GARDENDALE, FULTONDALE, PINSON-CLAY-CHALKV, DALLAS,  
CENTER POINT, CLAY, PINSON, WARRIOR, KIMBERLY, MORRIS, LOCUST FORK,  
TRAFFORD, HAYDEN, NECTAR, COUNTY LINE, BANGOR, BLOUNT SPRINGS,  
ARKADELPHIA AND CHALKVILLE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE  
DANGERS OF FLOODING.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3400 8666 3367 8656 3367 8702 3379 8698  
3379 8697 3380 8697 3380 8695 3387 8696  
3387 8692 3391 8692 3392 8689 3394 8688  
3393 8686 3395 8684 3394 8682 3396 8682  
3395 8679 3397 8678 3398 8676 3400 8675  
 

 
 
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