Flooding continues as the lake is still on the rise. According to the National Weather Service the flooding forecast has changed from minor to major severity for the Coosa River at Weiss Dam affecting Cherokee, Calhoun, Etowah, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega Counties.
Heavy rainfall over the past several days has produced rises along Weiss Lake and a Flood Warning is now in effect for Weiss Dam.
The current Weiss Lake level is at 570ft 3in and still rising. The lake is expected to rise to near 572ft 8in by early Thursday. At 572ft the lake will be eight feet above full summer pool.
We have measured at total of 10.58 inches over a nine day period.
Effective as of Saturday, a Local State of Emergency has been issued for Cherokee County. Probate Judge/Commission Chairman Tim Burgess signed the Proclamation at the recommendation and request of Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency Director Shawn Rogers.
Director Rogers surveyed the damage which is affecting all families and properties in and around the lake.
The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency is asking that everyone heed all warnings from local authorities during this time. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has also declared a Statewide State of Emergency.
Additionally, the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency is asking that you no enter flooded areas unless you are a property owner, please do not sight-see in these areas as residents may be trying to salvage what is left of their personal property and this may hinder them from being able to do so.
Stay with WEIS as we continue to provide frequent updates through the week.
THE FOLLOWING ROADS ARE IMPASSABLE: We will frequently update this list as needed…
*County Road 144 (between Highway 68 & County Road 553 in Cedar Bluff)
*County Road 535 (Cedar Bluff)
*County Road 1008 (Island Subdivision, Cedar Bluff)
*A portion of County Road 432
*A portion of County Road 450
*The State Docks On Alabama Hwy 9N (Cedar Bluff)
*Quail Run Drive (off of Sewell Ferry Rd, Cedar Bluff)
*County Road 177 (Spring Garden)
*Cedar Street @ Reese Street (Cedar Bluff)
*Dead End of Reese Street (Cedar Bluff)
*County Road 30 (between CR 13 & CR 93)
*Lakewood Lane (Cedar Bluff)
*County Road 540, Loop Road (Centre)
*Jordan Drive (Centre)
*County Road 600 (Cedar Bluff)
*County Road 728 (Cedar Bluff)
*County Road 275 (Mouth Park)
*County Road 673 (Centre)
*Hidden Cove Lane (Cedar Bluff)
*County Road 932 (Cedar Bluff)
*County Road 723 (Waterhouse Campground)
*County Road 725 (Waterhouse Campground)
*Graves Three Rivers Landing (Cedar Bluff)