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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-09 22:30:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2ESE OAK RIDGE
Begin Lat/Lon 34.47/-86.98
End Date 2009-12-09 23:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2NNE SOMERVILLE
End Lat/Lon 34.49/-86.79
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.00M
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 Up to 7.12 inches of rain fell in Hartselle as reported by a CoCoRahs observer. Resulting runoff produced extensive stream and creek flooding in the Hartselle community. In many locations in the downtown area, water of 2 to 4 feet in depth was reported inundating businesses. Several roads were washed out in the Hartselle area, including Rice Road, Celia Drive, Rustic Lane, and a public street near Westwood Drive. Eighty tons of rocks were used to repair one lane on Celia Drive.
Many roads were washed out near area streams, creeks and some river branches. Over 1 million dollars worth of damage was estimated to have occurred by city officials. Also, in the Somerville area, flooding closed roads.


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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 15.00K 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 3.00K 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 10.00K 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
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