Monday, September 5, 2011

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED 
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE 
ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY CLANTON ALABAMA 
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 
733 PM CDT MON SEP 5 2011 

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE 
FOLLOWING ALABAMA COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES... 
WALKER...ETOWAH...JEFFERSON...BLOUNT...ST. CLAIR...CHEROKEE... 
SHELBY AND TALLEDEGA. 

TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON ROADWAYS ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA HAVE 
BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY THIS EVENING. MANY 
LOCAL ROADS AND A FEW LARGER COUNTY AND STATE ROADWAYS HAVE BEEN 
CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. ROADWAYS THAT ARE NOT CLOSED MAY STILL BE 
VERY HAZARDOUS. ADDITIONALLY...HIGH WINDS HAVE KNOCKED DOWN 
NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES ACROSS THESE COUNTIES. THESE TREES 
ADD ANOTHER POTENTIAL HAZARD TO TRAVEL THIS EVENING. NOW THAT THE 
SUN HAS SET...FLOODED ROADWAYS AND TREES BLOCKING ROADWAYS ARE 
VERY DIFFICULT TO SEE UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE. 

MANY FIRST RESPONDERS ARE NAVIGATING AREA ROADWAYS. SOME RESCUES 
ARE STILL UNDERWAY. RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO REMAIN OFF ROADWAYS 
THE REMAINDER OF THE EVENING. CONSULT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY 
OR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. 



AFFECTED COUNTIES:
IN ALABAMA: BLOUNT, CHEROKEE, ETOWAH, JEFFERSON, SHELBY, ST. CLAIR, TALLADEGA, WALKER.

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