WEATHER: Flood Warning for Southwest Georgia




The Ochlockonee River in Thomas County is currently in flood stage and predicted to continue rising for the next couple of days.  From the National Weather Service:

Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
420 AM EDT TUE MAR 29 2016

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Georgia...

  Ochlockonee River near Thomasville (US 84) affecting Grady and
  Thomas Counties

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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420 AM EDT TUE MAR 29 2016

The Flood Warning continues for the Ochlockonee River near
Thomasville (US 84).
* Until Thursday morning.
* At  4:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 15.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast: The river will continue rising to near 15.4 feet by this
  evening. The river will fall below flood stage early Thursday
  morning.
* Impact: At 15.0 feet: This is considered initial flood stage. River
  access roads and lowlands along the river will be flooded.



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