Flooding Concerns Around Sopchoppy River

By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email
By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email

By: Elizabeth Nickerson

July 7, 2013

Sopchoppy, FL--It looks just like a river, but the water on Parsons Lane was all due to flooding. When our cameras went to the area in Sopchoppy, residents in the area told us not to go any further. The flooding is so high that you can not tell where the flooding ends and the river begins.

"I would not want to take my car through it because I can't really tell how deep it is," said a Sopchoppy Resident. "Very destructive and you have to watch out for animals, you have to watch out for snakes."

The Sopchoppy resident talks about her driveway. She asked us not to reveal her name and not to put her face on camera. However, she wants to tell about the dangers of flooding in the area.

"I had people canoe in, in fact, one of my friends swam in one year to borrow my canoe," said the resident. "Last year, when the June flood came 13 of my neighbors had damage to their house some of them lost their houses."

At her home, the leaves mark the highest point where her property has flooded. She has seen the worst in February and June of last year and county officials are on keeping an eye on the situation.

"If that time comes and we need to start evacuation and get the message out to out citizen's hopefully we will be a little be more proactive and get the word out earlier this time," Ralph Thomas, a Wakulla County Commissioner said over the phone.

The National Weather Service says the worse is over and the sun will gradually dry up all the flooding.

To monitor the conditions in your area stay on our website and click on the weather tab for the latest watches and warnings when it comes to local rivers flooding.


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