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Gulf County River Area Residents Feeling Impacts from Flooding

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A Flood Warning continues for the Apalachicola River at Blountstown affecting Calhoun County, Liberty County, Gulf County and Franklin County.

At 9:15 am Friday, April 11, 2014 the Apalachicola River at stage at Blountstown was 22.32 feet and is forecasted to continue rising rapidly thru Saturday and crest at near 22.60 feet by early Saturday morning.

The Chipola River at Altha crested at 18.38 feet early Wednesday morning and continues to slowly fall. A second crest is forecasted for early Sunday morning at 18.30 feet.

As of this morning the Apalachicola River at the Chipola Cutoff has begun to breach the river backs and is impacting roads. Residence should be completing their protective actions for flooding.

Flood waters will continue to rise through Monday morning before cresting. Therefore, Gulf County Emergency Management would like to notify residents and property owners
in the river basin areas of Gulf County that they should complete their protective actions and continue to closely monitor the river readings for additional forecast.


Additional information is available at the Southeast River Forecast Center website at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/serfc/ or by calling Gulf County Emergency Management at (850) 229-9110.

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The above was released Friday by Gulf County Emergency Management.

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