DeKalb and Marshall counties are currently under a Flash Flood Warning until 2pm today.
All motorists, including those in Cherokee County, should exercise extreme caution if traveling during these thunderstorms. Slow down and watch for water running across or standing in the roadway.
Full statement from the National Weather Service in Huntsville.
Flash Flood Warning
Flash Flood Warning ALC049-095-041900- /O.NEW.KHUN.FF.W.0019.210504T1547Z-210504T1900Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Huntsville AL 1047 AM CDT Tue May 4 2021 The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... DeKalb County in northeastern Alabama... Southeastern Marshall County in northeastern Alabama... * Until 200 PM CDT. * At 1047 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across portions of Marshall and Dekalb Counties. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. SOURCE...Doppler radar. IMPACT...Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas. * Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Albertville, Fort Payne, Boaz, Guntersville, Rainsville, Henagar, Crossville, Sylvania, Fyffe, Powell, Geraldine, Ider, Douglas, Valley Head, Hammondville, Mentone, Pine Ridge, Lakeview, Peeks Corner and Guest. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.