Jackson County Hit Hard by Rain

The Chipola River in parts of Jackson County is swelling far past its banks after the large volume of rain the area saw this past week.

The river has crept to the front door of many homes in the area moving towards its 21 foot crest that officials expect it to reach sometime tomorrow.

Several residents were forced to use a canoe to retrieve items from their homes.

According to emergency management there are no plans for evacuation along the river banks only warnings to residents.

"We had a lot of weather in Alabama and Georgia and it all just was something like the perfect storm and that's why we got so much flooding like this and it's not overly unusual but it's got people worried."

Word out of the National Weather Service is a storm system could bring more downpours to Northwest Florida later this week.

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