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Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State ALABAMA
County/Area COLBERT
WFO HUN
Begin Date 01/17/2012 13:55:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location TUSCUMBIA
Begin Lat/Lon 34.74/-87.7
End Date 01/17/2012 19:00:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth ENE
End Location SHEFFIELD
End Lat/Lon 34.77/-87.68
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Several clusters of showers and thunderstorms along and in advance of a strong cold front. A few of the storms were strong, producing small hail and frequent lightning. The main issue with these storms were intense rainfall rates in a short period of time on already near saturated soils. Rainfall amounts of 2 to around 3.5 inches were reported in many of these locations, much of it falling within an hour's time. Numerous reports of flash flooding occurred across Lauderdale, Colbert, Limestone, and Madison Counties. The flash flooding occurred as ditches overflowed, in poor drainage areas, and at low water crossings. A sinkhole occurred adjacent to the eastbound lane of Governor's Drive at California Street in Huntsville as a result of this and other recent heavy rainfalls that have softened the soils.
Event Narrative Flash flooding was reported at North Jackson Highway at the Oakwood Cemetary in Sheffield, at the intersection of Avalon Avenue and Woodward Avenue in Muscle Shoals, and at the intersection of Cave Street and 1st Street in Tuscumbia.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 42.50K 0.00K
KIMBROUGH XRDS LAUDERDALE CO. AL 01/17/2012 13:34 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
TUSCUMBIA COLBERT CO. AL 01/17/2012 13:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
O NEAL LIMESTONE CO. AL 01/17/2012 14:19 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
ROGERSVILLE LAUDERDALE CO. AL 01/17/2012 15:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ELKWOOD MADISON CO. AL 01/17/2012 15:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
HOLLAND GIN LIMESTONE CO. AL 01/17/2012 15:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 42.50K 0.00K