NWS issues flood warning for local counties

Published 9:51 am Thursday, December 27, 2018

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Alabama: Tombigbee River at Bevill Lock and Dam affecting Greene, Hale, Marengo, Pickens and Sumter counties.
This includes the Tombigbee River at Demopolis Lock and Dam affecting Greene, Hale, Marengo and Sumter counties.
Heavy rainfall of two to four inches during the next 48 hours is forecast to produce rises along the Tombigbee River and a flood warning is now in effect at Bevill Lock and Dam and at Demopolis Lock and Dam.
Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Turn Around…Don’t Drown.
Another statement will be issued by Friday morning or sooner if conditions warrant.
At 7:15 a.m. Thursday the stage was 38.1 feet. Flood stage is 68 feet. The forecast is that waters will rise above the flood stage by Sunday morning and continue to rise to near 69.6 feet by early Monday afternoon.
At 68 feet, flooding of lowlands in the area occurs and cattle should be moved to higher ground.

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