Flash Flood Warning Issued for Mobile County, Alabama Until 2:45 AM Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Mobile County, Alabama, effective until 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, with 1-2 inches of rain expected to fall in the area. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety during the heavy rain event.

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Flash Flood Warning Issued for Mobile County, Alabama Until 2:45 AM Tuesday

Flash Flood Warning Issued for Mobile County, Alabama Until 2:45 AM Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a flash, flood, warning, affecting, mobile, county for Mobile County, Alabama, effective until Tuesday at 2:45 a.m. The warning was issued at 11:41 p.m. on Monday, with 1-2 inches of rain expected to fall in the area.

Why this matters: Flash flooding can have devastating consequences, including loss of life and property damage, and it's essential for residents to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety. Moreover, this warning serves as a reminder of the importance of being prepared for natural disasters and having emergency plans in place.

According to the warning, 1-2 inches of rain have fallen over the past couple of hours, with an additional 1-2 inches possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly, affecting small creeks, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses, as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

The areas most likely to be impacted by the flash, flood, warning include Midtown Mobile, Downtown Mobile, Prichard, Tillmans Corner, Chickasaw, I10 And I65, I65 And I165, Tacon, Mertz, Neshota, Navco, Forest Hill, Plateau, West Hill, Whistler, North Mobile, Wheelerville, Eight Mile, and Mann.

The National Weather Service advises residents, "Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles." They urge those in flood-prone areas to move to higher ground immediately and to follow any evacuation orders. Residents should disconnect utilities and appliances, avoid basements and submerged areas, and refrain from walking in floodwaters, seeking higher ground if trapped.

Drivers are warned to never drive through water on the road, even if it seems shallow, as as little as 12 inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away most cars. Motorists should beware of swollen waterways, maintain safe driving distances, reduce speed, drive cautiously, prioritize visibility, watch for slippery roads, and keep a safe distance from large vehicles.

The flash, flood, warning for Mobile County, Alabama remains in effect until 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. Residents in the affected areas are urged to stay informed about the latest weather developments and to take all necessary precautions to ensure their safety during this heavy rain event.

Key Takeaways

  • Flash flood warning issued for Mobile County, Alabama until 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.
  • 1-2 inches of rain expected, with flash flooding ongoing or imminent.
  • Affected areas include Midtown Mobile, Downtown Mobile, and surrounding areas.
  • Residents advised to move to higher ground, avoid flooded roads, and follow evacuation orders.
  • Drivers warned not to drive through water on roads, even if it seems shallow.