Flood Warning in Effect for Withlacoochee River

By: Madison County Release Email
By: Madison County Release Email

From: Madison County Emergency Management

A flood warning is in effect for the Withlacoochee River near Pinetta (CR 150). The warning runs from late Friday night until further notice or until the warning is cancelled. The river level is currently 70.53 feet with flood stage at 79 feet.

Current forecast for the Withlacoochee is for it to rise above flood stage by early Saturday morning and continue to rise to near 82.6 feet by Monday evening. Minor flooding will begin at 79 feet affecting unpaved roads along the river.

All persons with an interest along the river should monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take necessary precautions to protect life and property. Do not drive cars through flooded areas. If you see flood waters...Remember to turn around and do not drown.

We urge you to take precautions now, do not wait until conditions have deteriorated and safety is at risk. The estimated flood level for this event is approximately 6 feet below the record flood of 2009. If you believe you will be affected by flood waters, now is the time to evacuate.
For more information: Madison county emergency management - 850-973-3698

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