Montgomery County EMA warns residents in low-lying areas to take precautionary measures | News
The Montgomery City/County Emergency Management Agency advises that the Montgomery area remains under a flash flood warning that was issued initially at 7:15 a.m. Monday and extended until Feb. 13. The northern portion of Montgomery County was placed under a flash flood warning at approximately 1:30 a.m. Monday.
The Montgomery area has had seven reports of flooding issues due to debris-clogged drainage areas. There have been no reports of damage to structures.
Due to the amount of rainfall, the Alabama River and Catoma Creek are expected to crest Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Alabama River’s latest observation was 28.65 feet and rising. It is expected to crest at 32 feet by 1 p.m. Tuesday without reaching flood stage (35 feet). The river is then expected to start receding slowly after cresting. Catoma Creek’s latest observation was at 17.1 feet and expected to crest at 21.9 feet by 1 p.m. Tuesday without reaching flood stage (25 feet), before slowly receding.
EMA advises residents who may be affected by rising water levels in low-lying areas or in the vicinity of the Alabama River or Catoma Creek to take precautionary measures and move to higher ground for their safety.
Information Source: Montgomery County DPS