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Flooding Concerns On the Rise

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Flooding issues continue across parts the Panhandle as heavy rains have plagued the area off and on over the last few weeks.

Most rivers have been slowly falling since about Monday afternoon, but heavy rainfall is on the way to close out this week. The problem is that soil moisture levels are already in the 95th to 99th percentile, so most locations cannot handle much additional rainfall.

Rainfall totals of just 2 inches would be enough to cause many rivers to level off at their current height or even rise slightly.  Totals of 3" or more would certainly put waters on the rise, and cause additional flooding, which could be major in some areas.

We checked in with one Gulf County resident who lives along the banks of the Chipola River, where they've been dealing with high water levels for the last several months. You can see that story above.