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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Begin Date 05/27/2009 17:15:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth S
Begin Location DECATUR
Begin Lat/Lon 34.61/-86.98
End Date 05/27/2009 18:30:00 CST-6
End Range 2
End Azimuth NNE
End Location MOULTON HGTS
End Lat/Lon 34.62/-87.01
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A warm and unstable atmosphere existed during the afternoon hours leading to clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms. These storms developed in northwest and north central Alabama and slowly tracked southeast producing local, but very heavy rainfall of 3 to 4 inches in a one to two hour period. The resulting rapid runoff produced flash flooding in portions of Lawrence and Morgan counties, including the cities of Caddo and Decatur. A couple of these storms also produced isolated wind damage.
Event Narrative The Decatur Police Department reported flash flooding on multiple streets in the city of Decatur. At least 8 inches of water was reported over 6th Avenue.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
FLOWER HILL LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/27/2009 16:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MOULTON HGTS MORGAN CO. AL 05/27/2009 17:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.50K 0.00K
DECATUR MORGAN CO. AL 05/27/2009 17:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT MORIAH LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/27/2009 17:18 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT MORIAH LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/27/2009 17:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
MT MORIAH LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/27/2009 17:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 4.00K 0.00K