LIVE BLOG: Tennessee Valley impacted by flash flooding, damaging winds Friday

A round of heavy rain and thunderstorms pushed through the Tennessee Valley Friday, dumping very heavy rain in northwestern Alabama as well as downing numerous trees and powerlines.

Below are a few notable storm reports:

  • Rogersville (Lauderdale County): Tree down across road, county road 70 (south of US 72)
  • Killen (Lauderdale County): Tree down on east bound US 72 in the vicinity of Brooks High School, blocking traffic
  • Muscle Shoals (Colbert County): Tree down on NE Markate Ave & River Road
  • Tanner: (Limestone County): Large tree across Stewart Road, north of Nuclear Plant Road
  • Muscle Shoals (Colbert County): Vehicle submerged in a drainage ditch at Southgate Mall on Avalon Ave

If you have a photo or video of the weather, please submit it to photo@whnt.com with information on the location of your footage.

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From a viewer on I-65, Traveling to Decatur from Bessemer today

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Seeing a lot of damage, difficulty reports south of the Valley. If you don’t have to travel south tonight, you might want to consider postponing until the morning.

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Mooresville just South of 72, looking west towards Athens:

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Also, don’t forget, you can mention the hashtag #valleywx on Twitter. That gets photo and video directly to us.

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Our Live Alert 19 app will let you know when your area is under a weather advisory. It will also alert you when lightning and heavy rain is in the area. It is free for both Apple and Android devices. Click here to download the app.

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Of course, you can find our live stream on our site too, not just Facebook.

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Weather now making its way through Madison County.

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Even when the danger isn’t as striking, there’s clearly plenty of reason to be cautious during heavy rains.

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We’ve seen some dramatic shots from the areas where the storms moved through first. Along with some powerful safety warnings.

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We’ve also got live video, even when we’re not on air.

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Here’s our latest forecast on the weather as it moves through the Valley.