Flooding threat continues

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM.

Lake Seminole, the source of the Apalachicola River, has some room for water, Nelson said and there remains room in the basis at the river had risen to 19.4 feet on Tuesday.

Added to issues of water sweeping into the Chipola basin, Nelson said, is that there is flooding or the threat of flooding from the Dead Lakes north.

Heavy rains Tuesday morning only compounded flooding potential, Nelson said.

The Board of County Commissioners passed a declaration of a local state of emergency last week with provisions it could be extended.

That allowed Nelson and Public Works to begin preparing for flood waters by deploying county assets to address problems in low-lying areas.

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