WEATHER: Rainfall Totals Updated for the Week – Flood Watch Area Expanded (Photos)

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, the storm system that is hovering over the panhandle of Florida has dropped a significant amount of rain, flooding several Big Bend counties.  From the release, “8 to 10 inches of rain has already fallen across much of Dixie, Taylor and Lafayette Counties as of Monday afternoon, with a few areas getting more than 10 inches. This has resulted in minor flooding and saturation of soils. This will be the most flood prone area through tonight.”

As the storm system moves northward, the areas that are prone to flash flooding have changed as well, to include north Florida counties such as Leon and Jefferson.  “The flood watch has been expanded to include the Florida Big Bend counties of Franklin, Leon , Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Lafayette and Dixie.”

With the rain and flash flooding, the impact to our area could be severe.  “Impacts: Road closures and flooding of low-lying areas are expected with the higher amounts. Beyond this, it is difficult to determine other impacts at this time and ultimately will depend greatly on timing and location of heaviest rain.”


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