From the ABC 33/40 Weather Blog:
Significant flash flooding is being reported across Anniston and Oxford. Numerous cars have been stranded in high water. Many water rescues are underway in the affected areas.
An isolated thunderstorm has developed of southern Calhoun County this afternoon. The storm is nearly stationary and is dropping heavy rain onto the same area. Numerous flooded roads being reported in Anniston and Oxford. Interstate 20 and Highway 431 are being impacted. Radar estimates on rainfall are over 3 inches.
Cars are being reported under water and many streets have become impassible.
National Weather Service in Birmingham Flash Flood Warning:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FORSOUTH CENTRAL CALHOUN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA
* UNTIL 600 PM CDT
* AT 303 PM CDTTHE PUBLIC REPORTED SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITHVERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS CENTRAL CALHOUN COUNTY.
* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TOOCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDEANNISTONCOBB TOWNOXFORDSAKSWEST END-COBB TOWNBLUEMOUNTAINHOBSON CITY AND OXFORD LAKE.
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGESCANE CREEKSOUTH BRANCH CANE CREEKCHOCCOLOCCO CREEK AND HILLABEECREEK.
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALLCREEKS AND STREAMSURBAN AREASHIGHWAYSSTREETS AND UNDERPASSESAS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.