Flood Warning Issued for Greene, Hale and Marengo Counties
Portions of the Black Warrior River are experiencing flooding issues following a week of rainfall and wintry precipitation.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flood Warning for the Black Warrior River at Selden Lock and Dam. The warning is as follows:
Black Warrior River At Selden Lock and Dam affecting Greene, Marengo and Hale Counties. .Flooding continues on the Black Warrior River and a flood warning remains in effect. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Another statement will be issued by Friday morning, or sooner if conditions warrant. ----- ...The Flood Warning is now in effect until Monday afternoon... The Flood Warning continues for the Black Warrior River At Selden Lock and Dam. * From Friday morning to Monday afternoon. * At 8:15 PM CST Thursday the stage was 87.6 feet. * Flood stage is 90.0 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow morning to a crest of 92.9 feet early Sunday morning. It will then fall below flood stage early Monday morning. * Impact...At 90.0 feet, Pasture and wood lands begin to flood. Livestock should be moved to higher ground at stages above 90 feet.