Significant flooding is occurring along the Tallapoosa River this morning near Wadley. See the latest statement from the NWS below.
Flood Warning National Weather Service Birmingham AL 718 AM CDT Wed May 5 2021 ...Forecast flooding changed from Minor to Moderate severity for the following rivers in Alabama... Tallapoosa River At Wadley affecting Chambers, Randolph and Tallapoosa Counties. .Flooding continues on the Tallapoosa River Basin and a flood warning remains in effect. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. && Another statement will be issued by this evening, or sooner if conditions warrant. && ALC017-111-123-060030- /O.CON.KBMX.FL.W.0044.000000T0000Z-210506T1003Z/ /WDLA1.2.ER.210505T0310Z.210505T1500Z.210506T0115Z.NO/ 718 AM CDT Wed May 5 2021 ...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity... The Flood Warning continues for the Tallapoosa River At Wadley. * Until late tonight. * At 6:00 AM CDT Wednesday the stage was 19.7 feet. * Flood stage is 13 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast. * Forecast...The river is expected to rise to a crest of 20.1 feet late this morning. It will then fall below flood stage this evening. * Impact...At 20 feet, Some flooding occurs in lower lying areas around Wadley. Between 22 and 25 feet the bridge over Beaverdam Creek floods.