Elba Residents Fear Rising Water

Several years ago, the federal government spent more than 12-million dollars restoring the earthen dam in Elba. Residents are still fearful about rising water on the Pea River, breaching the new levee.

At 11 a.m. Monday morning, the river reading was 10.14 feet. Flood stage is 30-feet.

Coffee County Emergency Management personnel do not expect problems, but they say a lot depends on how much rain falls north of the Wiregrass.

During the 1990's, Elba's downtown was hit with 3-major floods which resulted in millions of dollars in property loss.

Coffee County EMA personnel are in contact with the state office concerning latest predictions along the Pea River.


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