If you didn’t get soaked enough last night, just wait. More rain is on the way.
According to the National Weather Service office in Birmingham, just more than an inch of rain fell at the Anniston Regional Airport overnight, more than half of that between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The storms brought down at least a few trees, and led to a rash of flash flood warnings throughout the region, especially in Etowah and Cherokee counties.
Marissa Brimer, a spokeswoman for the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency, said her office had received no reports of damage.
Alabama Power Co. spokeswoman Alyson Fuqua said 5,361 customers in the company's eastern division lost electricity at the storms' peak, mostly in the Ashville and Pell City areas. By 11 o'clock this morning, power had been restored to all but 28 of those customers, Fuqua said.
The weather service forecasts more storms for Calhoun and surrounding counties today. Mainly after 10 a.m. A man who answered the phone at the weather service in Birmingham said there was potential for isolated severe storms. (The man declined to provide his name, but identified himself as a spokesman.)