Colbert County Flooding & Pictures

Posted on: 1:28 pm, August 21, 2013, by , updated on: 01:30pm, August 21, 2013

As mentioned in the previous blog a Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for northern portions of Colbert County and southern parts of Lauderdale County until 2:30 pm.  Numerous reports of flooding have come in around Cherokee.  Below are some videos and photos from the Colbert County EMA Facebook page of the flooding.

Below is a video of Malone Drive in Cherokee in northwest Alabama, taken by Colbert County EMA.

Below is another video taken by the Colbert County EMA of flooding on Old Lee Highway and North Pike in Cherokee.

Below are several flooding pictures taken by the Colbert County EMA.

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  • Photo Via Colbert County EMA - Flooding on North Pike at Cherokee High School

  • Photo Via Colbert County EMA - Flooding on Highway 72 at Main Street in Cherokee

  • Photo Via Colbert County EMA - Flooding on Forrest Drive in Cherokee

  • Photo Via Colbert County EMA - Flooding on North Pike at Cherokee High School

  • Photo Via Colbert County EMA - Flooding on Daniel Street behind People's Drugs

  • Photo Via Colbert County EMA - Flooding at Forrest Drive and Hester Road in Cherokee

The good news is that the heaviest rain has now dissipated and exited northern Colbert County, where the flooding has been, so expect the water to recede and conditions to slowly improve, though a few more showers and storms are possible this afternoon and evening.  Even though the rain has mostly exited the area, the Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for northern Colbert and southern Lauderdale counties until 2:30 pm. Still use extreme caution when driving around and always remember, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

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- Jennifer Watson

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