Residents Get Ready for Possible Flooding

By: Mike Springer Email
By: Mike Springer Email

By: Mike Springer
February 24, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - James Godwin lives along the banks of Flint River in Bainbridge Georgia. He says heavy rains like the ones we've seen lately can be a big problem here.

"It gets really bad. It floods everywhere and people have to evacuate and move," said Godwin.

Since Friday, the National Weather Service reports more than six inches of rain has fallen in our area. And it's led to NOAA issuing a flood warning for those who live along the Ochlockonee and Flint Rivers in Florida and Georgia.

The Flint River was about three feet higher than normal on Sunday. And with more rain expected to make its way through the area, there's an increased risk of flooding.

"The Ochlockonee River is expected to rise up to four feet above flood stage so minor to moderate flooding is expected and the Flint River is expected to rise two feet above flood stage so minor flooding is expected," said meteorologist, Lindsey Day.

While Godwin and his family are no stranger to floods. He says the risk of another potential flood here means just one thing for him and his family:

"Just pray to God and hope everything works out," said Godwin.

Local law enforcement say they'll be closely monitoring the storm and could setup road blocks once flooding starts.


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