Emergency officials issue revised flood forecast, share plan details

Cheney-Griffin-Park-FloodingNews Release from Decatur County Emergency Management Agency

The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for the Flint River in Decatur County.

The FLOOD WARNING for the Flint River in Bainbridge continues until further notice. The predicted crest of the Flint River is 29.4 ft. by Thursday December 31st. Flood stage for the Flint River is 25 feet. The high level for the River during the Flood of 1994 was 37.2 feet, in 1998 it was 34.65 feet, and in 2009 the Flint Crested at 30.91 feet.

Current River Reading as of 12:45 p.m. on Monday, 12/28: 24.62 feet

The NWS advised that there is a potential for the Flint River to rise to 29.4 feet but not to the extent of a 1994 or 1998 event.

Cheney-Griffin-Park-Flooding-2A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for Decatur County until 7:00 p.m. this evening.

Residents in low lying and flood prone areas should closely monitor weather conditions. Mandatory evacuations are not being made at this time. Residents should make preparations to protect life and property.

No local shelters have been opened at this time.

Citizens with questions regarding flood preparedness should contact Decatur County Emergency Management at (229) 248-3869.

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