North Alabama Remains Under Flood Threat

Sep 18, 2012

Forecasters say north Alabama remains under a flood threat following storms that will dump as much as 7 inches of rain on the region before they leave the state.

Heavy downpours caused flooding in northwest Alabama on Monday, and the weather service says northeast Alabama is now most at risk.

Forecasters have issued a flood warning that includes all or parts of Colbert, DeKalb, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan counties.

Forecasters say parts of the Tennessee Valley received as much as 5 inches of rain overnight, and 2 more inches of rain could still fall.

The weather service says flooding is likely around streams and low-lying land near creeks and rivers.

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