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Update on Flash Flooding in the Area

Updated: Sep 5, 2022

Press Release from Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency:

CHEROKEE COUNTY- Waves of showers and storms, some heavy, will continue to affect parts of Cherokee County through this evening with a risk for flooding most focused across the northeast sections of Alabama.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flood Warning for Cherokee County until 6:15 pm this evening. In neighboring Chattooga County, Georgia approximately 6-8 inches of rain has already fallen, and many city streets in Summerville have been deemed impassable. The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to avoid any travel at this time.

A bridge located on County Road 828 in the Broomtown area close to the Chattooga County line is in danger of washing out at this time due to high creek levels. Additional periods of heavy rain are expected over the coming hours producing flash flooding.

As of this afternoon Sunday, September 4, the Weiss Lake level is 564.1 ft which is one inch above full pool. The water levels from Chattooga County are flowing downstream on the Chattooga River which flows into Weiss Lake.

At this time there is no immediate threat to property, however, we will continue to monitor water levels and issue important notices regarding possible evacuations of campgrounds and lake houses along the lake.

We want to remind everyone to use extreme caution and be vigilant when traveling especially in areas that are less traveled, watch for water across roads and bridges and NEVER drive through a flooded or washed-out roadway.


We encourage property owners along the lake to keep a close watch on docks, boat houses, and campers/RVs over the next several hours and days.

Monitor our Facebook Page and mobile app for further updates.

If you haven’t already, make sure you follow Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency on Facebook and Twitter, download their free mobile app, and sign up for the free Code Red Alerts.

Scan the QR codes below to download the Cherokee County EMA app and to sign-up for the Code Red Alerts.

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