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Minor flood of Flint predicted

The National Weather Service is forecasting that heavy rainfall within the last week will cause the Flint River to reach its flood stage of 25 feet at Bainbridge. As of Monday morning, forecasters were predicting the Flint to crest at 25.6 feet on Friday. However, because rain is forecast for Southwest Georgia during the next few days, persons with home or businesses that might be affected by high water levels are asked to monitor the weather.

“We want everybody to pay very close attention to the weather over the next few days,” said Kelly Godsey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Tallahassee office.”

The Spring Creek at Iron City was already overflowing its banks on Monday, cresting at over 20 feet, but is expected to begin falling below its flood stage of 16 feet on Tuesday.

Spring Creek near Iron City, updated water level

Flint River near Bainbridge, updated water level

Updated Flood Warnings from the National Weather Service

Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL

1050 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2009

…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN GEORGIA…

FLINT RIVER AT BAINBRIDGE AFFECTING DECATUR COUNTY

…MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST…

SAFETY MESSAGE…ALL PERSONS WITH INTEREST ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR THE

LATEST FORECASTS…AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE

AND PROPERTY. DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. IF YOU SEE FLOOD

WATERS…REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND AND DO NOT DROWN.

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1050 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2009

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR

THE FLINT RIVER AT BAINBRIDGE.

* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS

CANCELLED.

* AT 9:45 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 22.7 FEET.

* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 25.0 FEET.

* FORECAST…RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY WEDNESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO

NEAR 25.6 FEET BY FRIDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.

&&

FLD OBSERVED 7AM EST / 8AM EDT FORECAST

LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME TUE WED THU FRI SAT

FLINT RIVER

BAINBRIDGE 25 22.7 MON 10 AM 24.1 25.0 25.5 25.6 25.5

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Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL

259 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2009

…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN GEORGIA..

SPRING CREEK MISSING IRON CITY AFFECTING DECATUR…MILLER AND SEMINOLE

COUNTIES

…MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST…

SAFETY MESSAGE…ALL PERSONS WITH INTEREST ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR THE

LATEST FORECASTS…AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE

AND PROPERTY. DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. IF YOU SEE FLOOD

WATERS…REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND AND DO NOT DROWN.

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259 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2009

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR

THE SPRING CREEK MISSING IRON CITY.

* UNTIL TUESDAY AFTERNOON…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.

* AT 2:45 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.6 FEET.

* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.0 FEET.

* IMPACT…AT 20.0 FEET…ACCESS TO MANY HOMES CUT OFF ALONG SPRING CREEK IN

MILLER…DECATUR AND SEMINOLE COUNTIES.

&&

FLD OBSERVED 7AM EST / 8AM EDT FORECAST

LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME MON TUE WED THU FRI

SPRING CREEK

IRON CITY 16 17.6 SUN 03 PM 20.5 16.7 12.4 M M

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