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Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 5:13 PM CDT on April 18, 2014

Expires 7:45 PM EDT on April 18, 2014


The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Holmes County in the Panhandle of Florida...
this includes the city of Bonifay...
Walton County in the Panhandle of Florida...
this includes the city of De Funiak Springs...
Washington County in the Panhandle of Florida...
this includes the cities of... Vernon... Chipley...
Geneva County in southeast Alabama...
this includes the city of Geneva...

* until 515 am CDT Saturday

* at 510 PM CDT... rainfall was gradually coming to an end across
much of the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama. Rainfall
measurements and National Weather Service Doppler radar estimates
show that over 5 inches of rain has fallen in many places across
the warning area. Numerous Road closures have been reported across
the area and flooding of low lying areas will continue through
tonight and may even worsen as additional runoff from today's
heavy rains progress through creeks and streams.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Areas of standing water... or flooding along streams and rivers is
expected. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to
recognize the dangers of flooding. Most flood deaths occur in
automobiles. Do not attempt to drive through flooded roads.
Remember... turn around... don't drown.


Lat... Lon 3099 8640 3100 8619 3119 8620 3120 8548
      3100 8549 3097 8553 3094 8553 3085 8560
      3083 8560 3083 8548 3079 8548 3078 8543
      3063 8544 3057 8546 3056 8549 3044 8549
      3045 8620 3048 8625 3046 8640



338 PM CDT Fri Apr 18 2014

... Flood Warning extended until Saturday evening...
the Flood Warning continues for the shoal river near Mossy Head (cr 1087).
* Until late Saturday night... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 3:30 PM Friday the stage was 14.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.


Lat... Lon 3076 8639 3077 8631 3077 8619 3080 8620 3082 8630 3082 8639





1239 PM CDT Fri Apr 18 2014

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
central Walton County in the Panhandle of Florida...
this includes the city of De Funiak Springs...

* until 645 PM CDT

* at 1238 PM CDT... radar indicated a band of moderate to heavy rain
over central Walton County. Rainfall for the day so far has been
in excess of 3 inches... and an additional 1 to 2 inches is
possible through the remainder of the afternoon. Flooding is
expected to gradually develop through the remainder of the
afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Areas of standing water... or flooding along streams and rivers is
expected. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to
recognize the dangers of flooding. Most flood deaths occur in
automobiles. Do not attempt to drive through flooded roads.
Remember... turn around... don't drown.

Report flooding or flood damage to the National Weather Service in
Tallahassee at (8 5 0) 9 4 2 8 8 3 3... or contact law enforcement.


Lat... Lon 3078 8640 3078 8604 3070 8603 3046 8603
      3046 8625 3048 8625 3047 8629 3047 8640


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924 am CDT Fri Apr 18 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Choctawhatchee River near Bruce (sr 20).
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 9:00 am Friday the stage was 15.3 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 17.9 feet by
Wednesday early afternoon then begin falling.
* Impact... at 16.5 feet... major flooding occurs along the east and
west banks of the choctahatchee river from near the confluence with
Holmes creek to the Gulf of Mexico affecting many homes and fishing
camps.


Lat... Lon 3070 8592 3047 8596 3044 8613 3037 8609 3044 8585 3070 8581





High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 10:21 AM CDT on April 18, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on April 19, 2014


... High surf advisory remains in effect until 2 am EDT /1 am CDT/
Saturday...
... High rip current risk remains in effect until 8 PM EDT /7 PM
CDT/ this evening...

* location... Panhandle and Big Bend beaches.

* Surf... increasing to 3 to 5 feet today along the Panhandle
beaches with a few spots to 6 feet along Walton County. Big
Bend beaches... 3 to 5 feet today.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore. If you become caught in a rip current remain calm and
swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the force of the
rip current... swim back to the beach. Do not attempt to swim
directly against a rip current. Even a strong swimmer can become
exhausted quickly.

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing rip currents and localized beach
erosion.






410 am EDT Fri Apr 18 2014 /310 am CDT Fri Apr 18 2014/

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Alabama... Florida and Georgia...
including the following areas... in southeast Alabama...
Coffee... Dale... Geneva... Henry and Houston. In Florida...
Calhoun... central Walton... coastal Bay... coastal Dixie...
coastal Franklin... coastal Gulf... coastal Jefferson... coastal
Taylor... coastal Wakulla... Gadsden... Holmes... inland Bay...
inland Dixie... inland Franklin... inland Gulf... inland
Jefferson... inland Taylor... inland Wakulla... inland Walton...
Jackson... Lafayette... Leon... Liberty... Madison... south Walton
and Washington. In Georgia... Baker... Ben Hill... Berrien...
Brooks... Calhoun... Clay... Colquitt... Cook... Decatur...
Dougherty... early... Grady... Irwin... Lanier... Lee... Lowndes...
Miller... Mitchell... Quitman... Randolph... Seminole... Terrell...
Thomas... Tift... Turner and Worth.

* Through late tonight

* rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches... with isolated amounts of 6
to 8 inches possible.

* The main concern is for rising rivers... especially rivers that
are already near or at flood stage. Flash flooding is also
possible... mainly in urban areas... and near
creeks... streams... and drainage areas prone to fast rising water
during heavy rain.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood or flash flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to
flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding
develop. Please do not driver through flood areas.





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