Flint River to crest in Bainbridge on Sunday night (Jan. 3)

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1030 AM EST SUN JAN 3 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
the Flint River at Bainbridge (US 27).
* Until further notice.
* At 9:45 AM Sunday the stage was 29.8 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Forecast: The river will continue rising to near 30.0 feet by this evening. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact: At 29.7 feet: Flood waters will reach the elevation of the docks at the asphalt company and Flint River Grain Mill in the West Bainbridge area.
…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Georgia…

Flint River at Albany affecting Dougherty County
…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Georgia…
Flint River at Newton (SR 37) affecting Baker and Mitchell
Flint River at Bainbridge (US 27) affecting Decatur County

Road Closures

The following roads are closed: Riverbend Rd Slough Landing Rd
Flint River Heights Rd at the south end
Rivervale Dr Flint River Heights Landing

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.

Sandbags are available for citizens at the Decatur County Correctional Institute at the Butler Ferry Rd entrance.

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


All persons with interest along the river should monitor the latest
forecasts, and be prepared to take necessary precautions to protect
life and property. Do not drive cars through flooded areas. If you
see flood waters: Turn around. Don`t drown.

For graphical hydrologic information, please go to weather.gov and
click on your state. Select Rivers and Lakes AHPS under current
conditions and click on your river point.

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