Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:55:59 GMT
Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.More >>
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -
According to officials, the city of Decatur is currently experiencing widespread flooding of streets and low lying areas. The Decatur Police Department is requesting that people in the Decatur area to use caution when traveling and under no circumstances to attempt to drive through standing water.
Due to the high volume of rainwater runoff, authorities are reminding parents to closely monitor children in the vicinity of drainage ditches. Law enforcement urges not call 911 to inquire about the status of streets.
Several roads have been shut down in Madison County because of flash flooding. The roads currently closed include:
Capshaw Road east of Wall Triana to Nance Road
Rock Creek Blvd and Old Railroad Bed Road
Walden Glen and Browns Ferry Road
Hatley Rd. and Burgreen Road
Palmer Rd. between Palmer Park and Tribble
Entrance and exit of Arbor Trace off County Line
In Morgan County, roads currently closed include:
Danville Rd. at Danville High School
S Poole at Danville Rd.
S Danville at Highway 36
S Danville at Highway 157
New Cut Rd.
S Johnson Chapel at Tanner Rd.
N Johns Rd.
Also, parts of Kirby Bridge Rd., Vaughn Bridge Rd., Forrest Chapel Rd., and Friendship Church Rd. in Morgan County are impassable.
The Morgan-Lawrence Counties chapter of the Red Cross has opened a shelter in Decatur for those displaced by the high water. It is located in Fort Decatur at 610 4th Avenue SE.
If you need emergency assistance, you are asked to call their office at 256-353-4891.