Latest Weather Related Incident Update as of 10 a.m., Oct. 8
Published 10:08 am Sunday, October 8, 2017
•A Flash Flood Watch for Lowndes County remains in effect until 7 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Oct. 8. •Alabama Power is reporting less than 700 outages in Greenville and Fort Deposit. •And Lowndes County Engineer David Butts is reporting trees are down blocking traffic on County Roads 37 and 4 and Collirene Cutoff Road. The Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of Central Alabama, east Central Alabama, and Northeast Alabama, including the following areas, Autauga, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega. In east central Alabama, Calhoun,Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, and Tallapoosa. In northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. Heavy rainfall across the central Alabama associated with tropical activity may produce areas of flash flooding. Although Central Alabama has been dry lately, the rain amounts in a short periods of time may be too much runoff to handle. Overall the area may receive 2 to 4 inches, with locally higher amounts. The heaviest rainfall may impact several metro areas, increasing the concern for flooding. According to a 10 a.m. Alabama Power update for central Alabama, approximately 13,400 Alabama Power customers are without service in centralAlabama. Statewide, the Company is reporting 82,000 customers without service. Areas with outages but fewer than 700 are: Union Springs, Marion, Prattville, Greenville, Camden, and Ft. Deposit.