Flood warning issued in Dallas County, region

Published 7:23am Monday, February 11, 2013

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a flood warning for counties in Central Alabama including Dallas, Perry, Marengo and Lowndes counties until 11 a.m.

According to a National Weather Service announcement, at 6:59 a.m. radar indicated that three to five inches of rain has fallen across the area since Sunday and additional rainfall is beginning to spread across the area.

With many small creeks and streams elevated from previous rainfall, and with the ground saturated, runoff from additional rainfall will produce flooding of some roads and streets across the area, especially those in low-lying flood prone areas with poor drainage or near small creeks and streams.

The National Weather Service identified areas such as Selma, Valley Grande and Fort Deposit as locations that will experience flooding.

The service also warned residents to not drive vehicles into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.

The Times-Journal has already heard of reports of some flooding and some roads and driveways being washed away by the heavy rains.


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