Damage, flooding reported in Decatur - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Damage, flooding reported in Decatur

Posted: Updated:
A gas station canopy overturned Sunday afternoon. (Source: Whitney J) A gas station canopy overturned Sunday afternoon. (Source: Whitney J)
  • Most ReadMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Walmart overcharged New Yorkers for Coca-Cola

    Walmart overcharged New Yorkers for Coca-Cola

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-09-17 04:19:13 GMT

    Wal-Mart pays $66,000 to settle charges that it charged customers too much for Coke.

    More >>

    Wal-Mart pays $66,000 to settle charges that it charged customers too much for Coke.

    More >>
  • Wingfield coach fired over texts to a student

    Wingfield coach fired over texts to a student

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:07:23 GMT
    A Jackson mother claims a Wingfield high school soccer coach had inappropriate contact with her 14-year-old daughter who plays soccer. She says she became concerned after seeing some of the texts the coachMore >>
    The mom, who preferred to remain unidentified to protect her daughter, said the coach asked her daughter for her cell phone number.
    More >>
  • Ocean Springs mom warning parents about app

    Ocean Springs mom warning parents about app

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:00:09 GMT
    An Ocean Springs mom is sending a warning to South Mississippi parents. Katrina Johnson wants every parent to be aware of an app that she says is being used by many students to spread hate.More >>
    An Ocean Springs mom is sending a warning to South Mississippi parents. Katrina Johnson wants every parent to be aware of an app that she says is being used by many students to spread hate. Johnson discovered the posts last week, and she says what she read would make parents cringe.More >>
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Emergency management officials in Morgan County confirmed multiple reports of flooding as strong, scattered storms caused damage in the Decatur area Sunday afternoon.

A viewer reported damage to the Citgo gas station on Sandlin Road, where the canopy to the gas pumps overturned. There were also multiple reports of submerged cars and vehicles trapped in rising waters.

Emergency officials remind motorists to "turn around, don't drown." If you see roadways under any amount of water, you are advised to turn around and seek an alternate route immediately.

In some areas, water was ankle-deep or greater. Some residents reported structural damage to their homes or apartments.

A radar-estimated 3.5 inches of rain fell in the Decatur area. In some areas, it was reported an inch of rain fell in the span of approximately 10 minutes.

Remember, when breaking news happens, we break it first online, by email, and by text. If you want to receive our breaking news alerts by text, pull out your phone right now and text NEWS to 44848. Message and data rates may apply. You can text STOP at any time to cancel your subscription, text HELP for more information, or call 877-571-0774 for support.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved.