Flood warning issued for Spring Creek near Iron City

By | April 18, 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR
  THE SPRING CREEK NEAR IRON CITY (CR 16).
* FROM SATURDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  9:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.4 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW MORNING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 19.5 FEET BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. ADDITIONAL RISES ARE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* IMPACT...AT 18.0 FEET...FLOOD WATERS APPROACH HOMES NEAR YATES ROAD AND SMITH LANDING.

The National Weather Service has also issued a flood watch for Southeast Alabama, South Georgia and Northwest Florida:
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT FOR
SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...SOUTH GEORGIA...AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA FOR
HEAVY RAIN AND RISING RIVERS...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO WILL
APPROACH SLOWLY TODAY...BRINGING ABUNDANT RAIN TO THE REGION. THE
HEAVIEST RAIN WILL END TONIGHT...BUT AREA RIVERS WILL CONTINUE TO
RISE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THERE IS ALSO A CHANCE OF FLASH
FLOODING AS WELL...ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS AND NEAR
CREEKS...STREAMS...AND DRAINAGE AREAS THAT ARE PRONE TO FAST
RISING WATER DURING HEAVY RAIN.

* THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT

* RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES... WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 6
  TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* THE MAIN CONCERN IS FOR RISING RIVERS...ESPECIALLY RIVERS THAT
  ARE ALREADY NEAR OR AT FLOOD STAGE. FLASH FLOODING IS ALSO
  POSSIBLE...MAINLY IN URBAN AREAS...AND NEAR
  CREEKS...STREAMS...AND DRAINAGE AREAS PRONE TO FAST RISING WATER
  DURING HEAVY RAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD OR FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO
FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING
DEVELOP. PLEASE DO NOT DRIVER THROUGH FLOOD AREAS.


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