River waters continue rise

Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 04:56 PM.

A Flood Warning continues for the Apalachicola River at Blountstown affecting Calhoun County, Liberty County, Gulf County and Franklin County. At 9:15 a.m. Friday the Apalachicola River at stage at Blountstown was 22.32 feet and is forecasted to continue rising rapidly thru Saturday and crest at near 22.60 feet by early Saturday morning.

The Chipola River at Altha crested at 18.38 feet early Wednesday morning and continues to slowly fall. A second crest is forecasted for early Sunday morning at 18.30 feet.

As of Friday morning the Apalachicola River at the Chipola Cutoff began to breach the river banks and impact roads. Residence should be completing their protective actions for flooding. Flood waters will continue to rise through Monday morning before cresting. Gulf County

Emergency Management urges residents and property owners in the river basin areas that they should complete their protective actions and continue to closely monitor the river readings for additional forecast.

Additional information is available at the Southeast River Forecast Center website at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/serfc/ or by calling Gulf County Emergency Management at 229-8110.



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