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Flood Waters Threaten Gulf County

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The recent heavy rain across the southeast has left some Florida residents in the panhandle on high alert for potential flooding near their homes.  Marshall Nelson, Emergency Management Director for Gulf County said, 21.2 feet is the forecasted crest for the Apalachicola River near Blountstown. Although it will take 3 to 4 days for the river to start flooding areas near Lake Grove road if the river continues to rise, Nelson wants residents to start preparing for the possible flooding conditions now.  "I would like them to go ahead and start making precautionary measures especially those people that are right on the water they can go ahead and start getting up loose items like chairs tables they can get lawnmowers you know get them up out of the water...liquid propane gas tanks they can make sure they're secured," Nelson said.