Checkout videos of waterfalls overflowing from heavy rains across Alabama

Fort Payne, Alabama
Fort Payne, Alabama
Little River Falls – January 3, 2017 – Photo by: Steve White

For a while on Thursday night into Friday morning (December 27-28), it seemed like the heavy rains drenching  North-Central Alabama were not going stop.

In total,  most places received between 3-6 inches of rain in little more than 24 hours, resulting in the National Weather Service in Birmingham issuing flood warnings throughout the state.

Presently, those warnings are scheduled to expire on Sunday, just in time for another round a heavy rainfall on New Year’s Eve.

Remember, be careful driving near flooded areas. Here is a link to useful tips: https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

On a more lighter note, the torrential rains have produced spectacular scenes along rivers and at waterfalls throughout the northern part of the state. Twitter and Facebook have both captured photos and videos at some of our favorite places, Noccalula Falls, Catoma Falls, Desoto Falls, Little River Falls and Jefferson County’s own Turkey Creek.

Let’s take a tour across the state!

Noccalula Falls – Gadsden, Alabama

Desoto Falls in DeKalb County

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Jefferson County

Little River Falls at Little River Canyon National Preserve

Catoma Falls in Cullman

Got photos you wish to share?

Feel free to post on Bham Now’s Facebook or Twitter pages or send us a video at hello@bhamnow.com what you have seen out there.

And please, be careful out there, and remember Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.