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Flood Watch
5:34 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

North Alabama Under Flood Watch

Heavy rains across the state brings the threat of floods to some areas Monday night and Tuesday morning.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/ National Weather Service

Alabama's northern counties are under a flood watch as potentially heavy rains move into the state.

The National Weather Service says storms crossing into the Tennessee Valley will bring rainfall totals from 1 to 3 inches by Tuesday, as some areas could receive as much as 5 inches of rain.

The heaviest precipitation is expected to fall overnight Monday. Forecasters say northeastern Alabama should receive the heaviest rains.

The weather service says streams along the Tennessee River will rise because of runoff from the storms.

Drought Conditions
3:57 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Rains Improving Drought Conditions In Alabama

Recent rains have helped ease drought conditions but about one-third of the state remains unusually dry.
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu National Drought Mitigation Center

Heavy rains have helped ease drought conditions in Alabama, but about one-third of the state remains unusually dry.

The latest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows about two-thirds of the state is drought-free, a big improvement from just a few weeks ago.

But a third of the state remains abnormally dry or in a drought. Dry conditions cover a wedge-shaped area extending from the Hale-Bibb county line eastward to the Georgia line. Conditions are worst in about a dozen counties that include the Auburn area.

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Alabama Flooding
4:37 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Flooding Causes Damage In West, South Alabama

Remnants of Hurricane Isaac caused extensive flooding in western and southern Alabama.

Flooding caused by remnants of Hurricane Isaac has caused extensive damage in parts of western and southern Alabama.


Swirling water lapped at the doors of businesses in downtown Selma. At least 20 cars filled with quick-rising water at an automotive dealership before workers could move them.


In Gordo, about two dozen houses were flooded, two bridges were washed out and several families had to be rescued in the town of 1,750 people.

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