Flash Flood Warning issued for northeastern Jackson County Friday night

Photo taken by Mandy Beasley of Bryant Al looking down at the Tennessee River/Bridgeport area

The National Weather Service in Huntsville issued a flood warning for northeastern Jackson County Friday night.

A slow-moving area of extremely heavy rain was located in the northeastern corner of the county, dumping as much as 3 inches of rain within one hour.

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Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen, with an additional 1 to 3 inches possible, locally through midnight into early Saturday morning. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly or may be already occurring!

Some locations that will experience flooding include Bridgeport, Stevenson, Skyline, Hytop, Bass, Long Island, Russell Cave National Monument, Estillfork and Fackler.

The flood warning is set to expire at 11:45 p.m. Friday. Additional details regarding the flash flood warning are available below.

If you come across a flooded road, turn around – don’t drown! Never drive through a flooded road. The water may be much deeper than it appears, or the road itself may have been washed away.

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
844 PM CDT FRI JUL 14 2017

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Northeastern Jackson County in northeastern Alabama…

* Until 1145 PM CDT

* At 843 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have
already fallen, with an additional 1 to 3 inches possible, locally
over the next 2 to 3 hours. Flash flooding is expected to begin
shortly or may be already occurring!

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Bridgeport, Stevenson, Skyline, Hytop, Bass, Long Island, Russell
Cave National Monument, Estillfork and Fackler.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.

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