Heavy rain in February causes flooding concerns in Dallas County

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The Alabama River is rising at the Selma Marina by the Sandbar.

Alabama has received a lot of rain in February and that is causing many rivers to flood around the state. Because of the flooding, the National Weather Service has issued flood warnings that directly affect Dallas County.

One flood warning is for the Alabama River at Selma. Flood stage there is 45 feet. The river is expected to crest at 47 feet sometime between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday. Already the Alabama River has covered the boat landing at the Selma Marina and is inching its way a bit higher.

The National Weather Service out of Birmingham, which covers Alabama, said in a report on Tuesday night that “recent heavy rainfall has produced saturated soil conditions, and any additional rainfall could produce flash flooding issues. Many rivers will continue to rise over the next few days. Many have reached flood stage or will reach flood stage.”

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