County under flash flood warning

Published 10:16 am Friday, May 21, 2010

Shelby County could face rapidly rising waters throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service office in Calera.

The Weather Service placed all of Shelby County under a flash flood warning at about 9:45 a.m. May 21, and the warning is expected to last until 1:45 p.m.

Two or 3 inches of rain could fall throughout the day. Because the area was blanked with up to 4 inches of rain May 20, any additional rain today could cause rapid flooding.

“Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area,” read a Weather Service press release. “This rainfall is expected to fall over locations that received up to 4 inches of rainfall yesterday.

“Flooding problems in those areas will develop and become dangerous quickly,” the release read.