River Residents Asked to Watch Fay Closely

Staying ahead of the storm sometimes means more than stacking sandbags. On the Oklochnee River, heavy rains back in February caused water to rise past the shoreline into yards--despite sandbagging efforts.

The campground is now dry, but officials are asking residents to watch for flooding and not to drive in flood prone areas. Sheriff Larry Campbell said, "As the rivers start to fill up, for example the water from Georgia starts to coming down on state road 12--we'll be watching for that. When it starts getting to a dangerous level, we will close those roads off."

Currently, Leon County Emergency Management says Fay could be a serious threat to rivers such as the Oklochnee if the storm brings enough rain further north to fill the basins.


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