WEATHER: Flint River Projected to Reach Flood Stage




PRESS RELEASE

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.

Current River Reading as of 9:45 a.m.: 21.22 feet

The NWS forecast issued at 10:32 a.m., Monday, December 3, 2018:

The Flood Warning continues for the Flint River at Bainbridge (US 27).
* Until further notice.
* At 9:45 AM Monday the stage was 21.22 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Forecast: The river will continue rising to near 26.6 feet by late Wednesday then begin falling.

Historical crests for the Flint River in Bainbridge:

37.20 feet on 7/14/1994
34.65 feet on 3/13/1998
30.91 feet on 4/7/2009
30.28 feet on 1/4/2016

Comparable crests for the Flint River in Bainbridge:

25.27 feet on 4/23/2014

26.26 feet on 3/1/2013

26.65 feet on 3/8/1991

26.80 feet on 3/25/1990

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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