Morning storms are producing heavy rainfall in West Alabama, and the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flood Advisory in effect until 8:15 a.m.

The advisory is as follows:

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
  Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama...
  Northwestern Shelby County in central Alabama...
  Jefferson County in central Alabama...

* Until 815 AM CDT.

* At 511 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
  thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in
  the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Bessemer, Homewood,
  Northport, Pelham, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Helena, Hueytown,
  Gardendale, Irondale, Leeds, Fairfield, Fultondale, Holt, Center
  Point and Pleasant Grove.


Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.
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