...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN GEORGIA...
CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER NEAR COLUMBUS AFFECTING LEE...RUSSELL...
CHATTAHOOCHEE AND MUSCOGEE COUNTIES
...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...THE FLOOD WARNING
THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER NEAR COLUMBUS.
* UNTIL LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.
* AT 9 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 29.1 FEET...AND STEADY.
* MINOR FLOODING WILL CONTINUE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 27 FEET.
* THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 29.4 FEET BY AFTER MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE SUNDAY EVENING.
* AT 30 FEET...MINOR FLOODING CONTINUES ALONG THE RIVER UPSTREAM
AND DOWNSTREAM FROM THE GAGE ON THE 14TH STREET BRIDGE. LARGE
PORTIONS OF THE RIVER WALK IN COLUMBUS WILL BE FLOODED UP TO 3 FEET
DEEP. THE WATER LEVEL REACHES THE TOP OF THE BOAT RAMP BEHIND THE
COLUMBUS CONVENTION AND TRADE CENTER. THE PHENIX CITY AMPHITHEATER
IN ALABAMA WILL BE FLOODED UP TO TWO FEET DEEP. PORTIONS OF THE
RIVER WALK IN PHENIX CITY WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD.
...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE THROUGH 6 PM THIS AFTERNOON...
.WIDESPREAD RAIN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF. ANYWHERE FROM .5 TO 1 INCH
OR RAIN HAS FALLEN OVER THE WATCH AREA SINCE WEDNESDAY MORNING.
AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH 6 PM TODAY.
RAINFALL OVER THE PAST WEEK OR SO RANGED FROM 1 TO 5 INCHES.
THEREFORE, MANY AREA RIVERS, CREEKS AND STREAMS ARE RUNNING WELL
ABOVE NORMAL LEVELS. DUE TO THESE SATURATED GROUND CONDITIONS,
SOME FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA, EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA, SOUTHEAST
ALABAMA, AND WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS, IN CENTRAL ALABAMA, AUTAUGA, CHILTON, COOSA, DALLAS,
ELMORE, LOWNDES, MONTGOMERY, AND PERRY. IN EAST CENTRAL
ALABAMA, CHAMBERS, CLAY, LEE, MACON, RANDOLPH, RUSSELL, AND
TALLAPOOSA. IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA, BULLOCK. IN WEST CENTRAL
ALABAMA, GREENE, HALE, MARENGO, AND SUMTER.
* THROUGH 6 PM TODAY.
* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.
* ONGOING RIVER FLOODING MAY BE WORSENED AND THE HIGH CREEKS AND
STREAMS MAY AFFECT THE RUNOFF OF THE NEW RAINFALL AND PRODUCE
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
May 9, 1940 - February 6, 2020 Funeral service for Raymond Dowdell, Jr., 79, of Opelika, AL, will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 2143 Lee Road 72, Auburn, AL 36830 with interment in Memory Hill Cemetery, Reverend Walter J. Jones will officiate. Mr. Dowdell, who passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at his home in Opelika, AL, was born May 9, 1940 in Chambers County, Alabama. Public viewing will be Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Mr. Dowdell will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service. Survivors include: his wife, Rebecca Dowdell of Opelika, AL; two daughters, Arnita (Charlie James III) France of Auburn, AL and Janice Elaine Dowdell Edwards (Grailin Jones) of Opelika, AL; four grandchildren, Telvin Paris Edwards (Cassandra Phillips), Marcus Tyree Edwards (Brittany Smith) and Terry Jordan Finley all of Opelika, AL and Kelsey Nicole France of Auburn, AL; one great-granddaughter, Alaiya T. Edwards of Opelika, AL; one brother, John Frank Houston of Roanoke, AL; one sister, Willie Mae Dupree of Roanoke, AL; step-father, Calvin Sims of Opelika, AL; one aunt, Nettie Kellom of Opelika, AL; one brother-in-law, Walker (Louise) Carlton of Auburn, AL; two sisters-in-law, Mary Alice Jones of Chicago, IL and Ellen Reeves of Auburn, AL; two special cousins, Onell Bledsoe and John Calvin Kellom both of Opelika, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, classmates and friends.
August 1, 1950 - February 6, 2020 Funeral service for Betty Foster, 69, of Tuskegee, AL, will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Deliverance Temple Church of the Living God, 779 Strozier Street, Roanoke, AL 36274 with interment in Skyview Memorial Garden Cemetery, US Highway 431 South, Five Points, AL 36855, Michael Goss, Pastor, Bishop Larry Johnson, Eulogist. Mrs. Foster, who passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Jackson Noland Health Service in Montgomery, AL, was born August 1, 1950 in Chambers County, Alabama. Public viewing will be Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Foster will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service. She leaves to cherish her memory: four children, Betty Randolph of Tuskegee, AL, Robert L. (Annie) Foster, Jr., Danny Foster of Roanoke, AL, Ann Marie (Kelvin) Foster-Lindsey of Tuskegee, AL; three sisters, Geneva Shears of Atlanta, GA, Diane (Keir) Tigner of Roanoke, AL and Trevious Grier of Atlanta, GA; three brothers, Curtis (Blanche) McCurty of Kyle, TX, Huey Lee McCurty of Atlanta, GA and George McCurty of Chattanooga, TN; 11 grandchildren, Charles Reeder III, Untereaus Reeder, Ann Foster, Tanesia Foster, Danny Foster, Jr., Corrina Foster, Reuben Foster, Travis Morgan, Christopher Foster and Robyn Foster; seven great-grandchildren, Layla Foster, Landon Tigner, Aliya Blackmon, Neveah Hodnett, Tyshun Traylor, Aliyah Traylor, Travis Morgan, Jr., and Frederick Tucker; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
May 1, 1932 - February 6, 2020 On Thursday, February 6, 2020, with family at his bedside, Glen E. Herrin passed away at the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, Panama City, Florida at the age of 87. Mr. Herrin was born on May 1, 1932 in Sanford, Mississippi to Edd and Beatrice (Mooney) Herrin. He was a resident of Auburn, Alabama for many years until relocating to his home state of Mississippi. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and a loving and devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Mr. Herrin had a distinguished military career serving in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Following his military service he had several successful businesses, and served as Dean of Students at what is now the Southern Union State Community College in Opelika until retirement from that institution. Mr. Herrin was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce D. Herrin. He is survived by his three children, David Herrin (Janell) of Sumrall, Mississippi, Sandra Swindall (Alan) of Montevallo, Alabama, and Dan Herrin (Glenda) of San Antonio, Texas. Stepchildren are Brenda Seaton of Sebastian, Florida and Glen Turner (Jill) of Auburn, Alabama. He is also survived by his brother, Charles Herrin (Gwen) of Sumrall, Mississippi. Mr. Herrin has five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was well respected among his peers and colleagues and a friend to all. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 12th at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home with a graveside service at Garden Hills Cemetery, Opelika, Alabama at 11:00 a.m.