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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-08 20:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2NNW TRINITY
Begin Lat/Lon 34.64/-87.09
End Date 2009-12-08 22:30:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1WNW ECHOLS XRDS
End Lat/Lon 34.54/-86.8
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 500.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong storm system brought flooding rainfall across much of northern Alabama and portions of southern middle Tennessee. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches were common, with some areas receiving 5 to 7 inches. This produced widespread and extensive flash flooding and river/creek flooding, particularly in Morgan, Madison, and Jackson counties.
A strong low level jet and some instability also set the stage for damaging thunderstorm winds. Wind gusts up to 70 mph occurred in portions of Madison and DeKalb counties.
Event Narrative Three to six inches of rainfall caused widespread flash flooding across Morgan county and closed numerous roads across the county. Especially hard hit were areas along a line from Massey to Hartselle to Lacey Springs. Isolated higher amounts occurred in the extreme southwestern portions of the county.
Extensive flash flooding occurred in the Hartselle community, pushed into area businesses and home in the downtown area. Several roads were damaged and closed across the county. Some roads affected included: Rice Road, Celia Drive, Rustic Lane, and a public street near Westwood Drive.
At least one water rescue was needed in the Somerville community, where a car was swept off Gum Springs Road. Conditions were so extreme that even the rescue squad had a hard time bringing the man in the car to safety.


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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 1.843M 0.00K
MEHAMA FRANKLIN CO. AL 12/08/2009 19:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEXINGTON LAUDERDALE CO. AL 12/08/2009 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRINITY MORGAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
WHEELER DAM VILLAGE LAWRENCE CO. AL 12/08/2009 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELKWOOD MADISON CO. AL 12/08/2009 20:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
ARDMORE LIMESTONE CO. AL 12/08/2009 20:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLOUCHER FORD MADISON CO. AL 12/08/2009 21:27 CST-6 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SKYLINE JACKSON CO. AL 12/08/2009 21:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
DAVISTOWN JACKSON CO. AL 12/08/2009 21:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
SCOTTSBORO JACKSON CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
BOLTE CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BREMEN CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
BREMEN CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
BREMEN CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
BREMEN CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
CRANE HILL CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
CRANE HILL CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
CRANE HILL CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HANCEVILLE CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
HOLLY POND CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
LORETTO CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
RUTH MARSHALL CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
TRADE CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
WHEAT CULLMAN CO. AL 12/08/2009 22:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
ARONA DEKALB CO. AL 12/08/2009 23:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARONA DEKALB CO. AL 12/08/2009 23:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
GARTH JACKSON CO. AL 12/08/2009 23:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAINT ROCK JACKSON CO. AL 12/08/2009 23:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOOD HOPE CULLMAN CO. AL 12/09/2009 01:10 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LORETTO CULLMAN CO. AL 12/09/2009 01:10 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEST PT CULLMAN CO. AL 12/09/2009 01:10 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAK RIDGE MORGAN CO. AL 12/09/2009 22:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.843M 0.00K