Area River Levels & Flood Stages Sun Apr 20 Morning Update

Latest information as of 4:00 am cdt Sunday Apr 20 -

For the WTVY-TV coverage area -

IMPORTANT - river crest forecasts are often revised, so these forecast river levels are likely to change...

R = river.. C = creek.. FS = flood stage... FL = forecast level...

The following streams are forecast to crest ABOVE Flood Stage:

Shoal R Mossy Head (Fla).. FS 14'.. CL 14.3' - falling
Shoal R Crestview (Fla).. FS 8'.. FL 11.5' - Sun Apr 20
Choctawhatchee R Newton (Ala).. FS 19'.. FL 22.0 – Sun Apr 20
Choctawhatchee R Geneva (Ala).. FS 23'.. FL 28.8'– Mon Apr 21
*Choctawhatchee R Caryville (Fla).. FS 12'.. FL 16.0'- Mon Apr 21
**Choctawhatchee R Bruce/Ebro (Fla).. FS 13'.. FL 18.2' - Wed Apr 23
*Chipola R Altha (Fla).. FS 22'.. FL 25.1'.. Sun Apr 20
Apalachicola R Blountstown (Fla).. FS 15'.. FL 21.9' – Tue Apr 22
Spring C Iron City (Ga).. FS 16'.. FL 16.5' - Sun Apr 20
Flint R Bainbridge (Ga).. FS 25'.. FL 25.9' - Wed Apr 23

* indicates CREST will occur / occurred at MODERATE Flood Stage
** indicates CREST will occur at MAJOR Flood Stage

The following streams are forecast to be BELOW Flood Stage:

Pea R Ariton..(Ala).. FS 14'.. FL 13.5' - Sun Apr 20
Pea R Elba (Ala).. FS 30'.. CL 18.7' - falling
Chipola R Marianna (Fla).. FS 19'.. FL 18.2'.. Mon Apr 21

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REMEMBER - please stay informed if you live or are near any rivers or creeks.

When FLOODING is a threat -

Protect yourself and your loved ones first - belongings and property second. Have a plan of action should water rise close to you.

Keep an eye on your children and pets and prevent them from approaching any stream - the water is fast, powerful and easily could sweep them away.

DON'T drive on roadways where you cannot see the road...the road may be washed out or the water deep enough (often less than a foot of water may be enough to float your vehicle away).

Please PAY UTMOST ATTENTION to specific flood warnings for your area, and if you are affected, please don't wait until the last minute to leave.
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Please note the following when looking at river / creek levels and forecasts-

1) River levels may fluctuate in the short term. When a river is rising, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the river forecasts...

2) River level forecasts are constantly changing because recent rain is added to the computer forecast model AND short term future forecast rains are included - BUT they are just that - FORECASTS, NOT ACTUAL RAINFALL...therefore, the river forecasts are updated every few hours to reflect ongoing changes...

3) Just because a river has crested does NOT mean it will start dropping immediately - the river may remain steady for hours, possibly days or fall very slowly.
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Oscar Fann WTVY - TV meteorologist
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•Outlook for Sun Apr 20 thru Sat Apr 26...

40% rain (mostly light) chance Tue Apr 22…
30% rain (mostly light) chance Sat Apr 26…
otherwise… a dry forecast…

For specific crest levels and timing of these crests, please visit the NWS website at:
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=tae


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