Elmore County Under a Flash Flood Warning until 8:15 P.M.

As of 6:09 P.M. September 10, 2018

Flash Flood Warning
ALC051-110115-
/O.NEW.KBMX.FF.W.0037.180910T2309Z-180911T0115Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
609 PM CDT MON SEP 10 2018

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  West central Elmore County in east central Alabama...

* Until 815 PM CDT.

* At 608 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
  heavy rain across the warned area. Two to three inches of rain
  have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Wetumpka, Elmore and Blue Ridge.

Additional rainfall amounts of one inch are possible in the warned
area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3260 8611 3250 8611 3250 8631 3257 8631

$$

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Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon

Posted by Gregory Robinson – Alabama Emergency Management Agency:

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, for several Alabama counties in preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon. The counties included are as follows: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and Washington.

According to the National Weather Service, Gordon will become a hurricane later today, and this storm system is expected to bring increased rain activity and storm surge, with the threat of flooding and isolated tornadoes, the risk of which is expected to dramatically increase over the next 12 to 36 hours.

“All coastal Alabama residents need to prepare now ahead of tonight’s potential landfall near Alabama. I have directed essential state agencies to be on the ready should they be needed over the next couple of days,” Governor Ivey said. “As with any tropical weather event, being prepared is of utmost importance. Everyone should take the necessary precautions now and stay informed of the latest weather conditions for their area. This State of Emergency will ensure that all available state resources are ready when they are needed.”

At the direction of Governor Ivey, the State Emergency Operations Center in Clanton has activated in preparation for Gordon and the Alabama National Guard (ALNG) has activated teams to support Division A, in the coastal portion of the state. The ALNG soldiers will also provide support in the command and control center.

“Gordon is a tight, fast moving tropical storm. Alabama is postured for a coastal wind and water event, but the key will be the preparation of our citizens,” Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Brian E. Hastings said. “If you live in the coastal counties, especially in surge and flood prone areas, it is imperative that you get to a safe place by early afternoon and stay there through Wednesday morning. With tropical storm force winds forecasted, we expect power outages concentrated in the coastal counties; so, make sure you have a 72-hour emergency kit ready.”

Regardless of the final track and intensity of Gordon, we know it will produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding in several counties, and the time to prepare is now. Residents and tourists are strongly encouraged to closely monitor this forecast.

By declaring a State of Emergency, Governor Ivey is directing the appropriate state agencies to exercise their statutory authority to assist the communities and entities impacted by Tropical Storm Gordon.

For real-time road conditions, the Alabama Department of Transportation is encouraging people to visit https://algotraffic.com/.

State of Alabama  PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR:  https://governor.alabama.gov/state-of-emergency/state-of-emergency-tropical-storm-gordon/

Elmore County Placed Under A Sever Thunderstorm Warning Until 6:15 P.M.

As of 5:47 P.M. August 29, 2018

 

Elmore County placed under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 6:15 P.M.

 

Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
547 PM CDT WED AUG 29 2018

ALC001-021-051-292315-
/O.CON.KBMX.SV.W.0117.000000T0000Z-180829T2315Z/
Autauga AL-Elmore AL-Chilton AL-
547 PM CDT WED AUG 29 2018

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 PM CDT
FOR NORTHEASTERN AUTAUGA...NORTHWESTERN ELMORE AND SOUTHEASTERN
CHILTON COUNTIES...

At 547 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Marbury, or 13
miles north of Millbrook, moving west at 20 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to
         roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include...
Deatsville, Marbury, Verbena, Jordan Lake, Holtville, Cooper and New
Prospect.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

&&

LAT...LON 3277 8634 3261 8630 3252 8657 3252 8660
      3279 8664 3277 8641 3275 8637 3275 8634
TIME...MOT...LOC 2247Z 080DEG 16KT 3266 8644

HAIL...1.00IN
WIND...60MPH

$$

Flash Flood Watch Issued by the NWS until August 2, 2018 at 7 PM

As of 9:30 am August 1, 2018

A flash flood watch is in effect through 7 PM CDT Thursday with multiple rounds of heavy rain expected across portions of Central Alabama. Please find the Flash Flood Watch and a Graphic below:

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
226 AM CDT Wed Aug 1 2018

...PERIODS OF STORMY WEATHER MAY LEAD TO FLOODING ISSUES ACROSS
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA...

.A steady stream of tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and
a series of upper level disturbances will combine forces to bring
a prolonged period of off and on stormy weather to Central
Alabama.

ALZ018>021-025>029-035>038-041>050-012100-
/O.CON.KBMX.FF.A.0004.000000T0000Z-180803T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Etowah-Calhoun-Cherokee-Cleburne-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega-Clay-
Randolph-Chilton-Coosa-Tallapoosa-Chambers-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-
Montgomery-Macon-Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour-
Including the cities of Gadsden, Anniston, Centre, Heflin,
Columbiana, Pelham, Alabaster, Pell City, Moody, Talladega,
Sylacauga, Ashland, Roanoke, Clanton, Rockford, Alexander City,
Dadeville, Valley, Lanett, Lafayette, Prattville, Fort Deposit,
Hayneville, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Montgomery, Tuskegee,
Union Springs, Auburn, Opelika, Phenix City, Troy, and Eufaula
226 AM CDT Wed Aug 1 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast
  Alabama, and southeast Alabama, including the following areas,
  in central Alabama, Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Lowndes,
  Montgomery, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega. In east central
  Alabama, Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Macon,
  Randolph, Russell, and Tallapoosa. In northeast Alabama,
  Cherokee and Etowah. In southeast Alabama, Barbour, Bullock,
  and Pike.

* Through Thursday evening

* Repeated heavy rain from thunderstorms expected over the next
  two days may lead to flash flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

&&




Thunderstorm Watch issued by the NWS that includes Elmore County until 1:00 a.m…..

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED:
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
540 PM EDT SAT JUL 21 2018

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 300 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BARBOUR              BULLOCK             CALHOUN
CHAMBERS             CHEROKEE            CLAY
CLEBURNE             COOSA               ELMORE
LEE                  MACON               RANDOLPH
RUSSELL              TALLADEGA           TALLAPOOSA
$$