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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State ALABAMA
County/Area MARSHALL
WFO HUN
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-05-06 05:25:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3SSE DOUGLAS
Begin Lat/Lon 34.12/-86.32
End Date 2009-05-06 09:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2NE HORTON
End Lat/Lon 34.21/-86.28
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Strong thunderstorms erupted around Midnight on the 6th in northwest Alabama and tracked across portions of north Alabama. The storms produced one to three inches of rainfall in parts of Lawrence, Morgan, Cullman and Marshall Counties resulting in a few instances of flash flooding. Following this first round of thunderstorms, a vigorous quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) advanced eastward from northern Mississippi into northwest Alabama before sunrise. This system strengthened as it encountered increasing instability. Given high amounts of low level wind shear, a break in the line resulted as a strong comma head / mesocyclone developed. This storm evolved into its own miniature supercell spawning three tornadoes along its track from eastern Lawrence through Morgan, Limestone and Madison Counties. The tornado in Limestone and Madison County produced up to EF2 damage along its 10.9 mile track, narrowly missing an elementary school, high school, and two churches in Madison. Other reports of thunderstorm wind damage were received with these storms.
Event Narrative Heavy rainfall from strong to severe thunderstorms caused several roads to be flooded in eastern portions of Marshall county. These roads included: Summerville Road and Forest Forest Grove Road. More serious flooding occurred on Old Jordan Road, Gene Brown Road, and Needmore Road. In these locations, roads were closed and a few bridges were washed out. One of these bridges was White Oak Creek bridge, which crosses a portion of Slab Creek.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.394M 0.00K
GOOD HOPE CULLMAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 04:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAK RIDGE MORGAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 04:31 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS MARSHALL CO. AL 05/06/2009 05:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FARLEY MADISON CO. AL 05/06/2009 05:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT OLIVE MARSHALL CO. AL 05/06/2009 05:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COURTLAND LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
FLINT CITY MORGAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:04 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT MORIAH LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:06 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
MT MORIAH LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
OLEANDER MARSHALL CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:15 CST-6 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CADDO LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:25 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
PUMPKIN CENTER MORGAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:27 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
OAKWORTH MORGAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
OAKWORTH MORGAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
OAKWORTH MORGAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:42 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
LACON MORGAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ODEN RIDGE MORGAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:43 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
LACON MORGAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
PRITTON LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:51 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTER GROVE MORGAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
GREENBRIER LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/06/2009 07:59 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. AL 05/06/2009 08:03 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
WILBURN CULLMAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 08:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELL FACTORY MADISON CO. AL 05/06/2009 08:26 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BREMEN CULLMAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 08:27 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN CULLMAN CO. AL 05/06/2009 08:33 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS MARSHALL CO. AL 05/06/2009 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
LARKINSVILLE JACKSON CO. AL 05/06/2009 09:07 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAINTER DEKALB CO. AL 05/06/2009 09:40 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRITTON LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/06/2009 09:55 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.394M 0.00K