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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
County/Area MORGAN
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-08-04 15:47:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1WSW DECATUR
Begin Lat/Lon 34.6144/-86.9906
End Date 2012-08-04 18:15:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2SSW DECATUR
End Lat/Lon 34.5968/-86.9875
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Scattered afternoon thunderstorms developed in an unstable and very moist air mass (precipitable water > 2.0 inches). The storms were slow moving and also produce frequent lightning and brief gusty winds. A flash flood occurred in Decatur with up to three feet of flood water stranding a woman and child in their vehicle.
Event Narrative Rainfall of 2 to 3 inches in less than one hour, much of it occurring in less than one half hour, fell across downtown Decatur and nearby areas causing flash flooding. Several roads were closed or were impassible. A mother and child were stranded in their vehicle in flood water at the intersection of Eighth Street and Church Street Northeast. Flood water was up to the base of car windows on Lee Street at the Courthouse. The City Hall basement had flooding as well.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 20.00K 0.00K
MUSCLE SHOALS COLBERT CO. AL 08/04/2012 14:25 CST-6 Lightning 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MORGAN CO. AL 08/04/2012 15:47 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 20.00K 0.00K