...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.
Mr. Johnny L. Strozer, 70 of Auburn, AL passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020, 1:00 p.m. CST at New Mt. Sellers Baptist Church in LaFayette, AL, Rev. Terry L. Magby, Pastor, Officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Strozer is survived by his wife, Quinetta Strozer, one son, Robert Strozer of Notasulga, AL, four daughters: Tijuana Strozer of Auburn, AL, Crystal Strozer (Brandon) of Alexander City, AL, Candace Strozer of Jacksons Gap, AL and Debreda Taylor of Whiteville, GA, one sister, Annie V. Strozer of Notasulga, AL, grandchildren: Brittney Strozer, Morgan Howard, Hannah Johnson, Tanner Hicks, Royalty Johnson, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
June 6, 1930 - February 8, 2020 Billy Earl Worthington, 89, passed away on February 8, 2020. Born in Opelika, AL, he was the son of John and Louella Worthington. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia Stalnaker Worthington. He was affectionately known as "B.E" by his close friends and family. Bill served his country as a Seaman in the Navy and an Airman Second Class in the Air Force. Following his discharge, he moved to Montgomery, AL. In 1965, Bill moved his young family to Atlanta in hopes of expanding his roofing business. He started Diamond Roofing Company in 1969 in Atlanta's Westside. His daughter and son in law continued to manage the business following his retirement. In retirement, Bill enjoyed spending time with his 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He loved setting up bird feeders and watching the delighted faces of his grand and great grandchildren as they greeted the arriving birds. You could reliably find him on his trusted recliner, reading the newspaper or watching television news or an old Western movie. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Sharon (Dave), grandchildren Jessica Ramsey (Bern), Rachael Medina (Jourdain), Patrick Hansel, Lindsay Worthington, Baxter Worthington, Michael Towns, Branden Towns and Charles Towns, brother Ted Worthington (Jane) and sister Johnnie Wells (Bob). He was preceded in death by his son, Bruce Worthington, daughter, Lisa Towns, brothers, Lewis Worthington, Jack Worthington, and J.W. Worthington and sisters, Velma "Noot" Moss, Lynease Kenney and Mary Ellen "Bunt" Cox.