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Flash flooding in Anniston and Oxford leaves cars stranded in high water

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Flooding at an Anniston-area golf course on Wednesday. (Photo Courtesy of Kyle Johnson) Flooding at an Anniston-area golf course on Wednesday. (Photo Courtesy of Kyle Johnson)
Flooding outside the Sears at Quintard Mall. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Chandler) Flooding outside the Sears at Quintard Mall. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Chandler)
Car stranded in flood waters in Gadsden Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Maddie Banks) Car stranded in flood waters in Gadsden Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Maddie Banks)

From the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog:

Significant flash flooding is being reported across Anniston and Oxford. Numerous cars have been stranded in high water. Many water rescues are underway in the affected areas.

An isolated thunderstorm has developed of southern Calhoun County this afternoon. The storm is nearly stationary and is dropping heavy rain onto the same area. Numerous flooded roads being reported in Anniston and Oxford. Interstate 20 and Highway 431 are being impacted. Radar estimates on rainfall are over 3 inches.

Cars are being reported under water and many streets have become impassible.

National Weather Service in Birmingham Flash Flood Warning:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTH CENTRAL CALHOUN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA…

* UNTIL 600 PM CDT

* AT 303 PM CDT…THE PUBLIC REPORTED SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS CENTRAL CALHOUN COUNTY.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
ANNISTON…COBB TOWN…OXFORD…SAKS…WEST END-COBB TOWN…BLUE
MOUNTAIN…HOBSON CITY AND OXFORD LAKE.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES…
CANE CREEK…SOUTH BRANCH CANE CREEK…CHOCCOLOCCO CREEK AND HILLABEE
CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS…URBAN AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS AND UNDERPASSES
AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

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