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February 28, 2013

Lowndes County responds to flooding

VALDOSTA — In response to rising water levels, Lowndes County Emergency Management has released the following information using the CodeRed emergency notification system to residents in areas that have the potential to be affected:

Local rivers are still flowing well above flood stage in most areas of the county.  The Little River crested at Hwy 122 yesterday afternoon and has begun to slowly recede at that point.  The crest continues to make its way downstream so points south of Hwy 122 can still expect up to an additional foot of vertical rise in the water level. Anyone with property along the Little River or Franks Creek should continue to monitor water levels the remainder of the day.  The crest is expected to reach the Hwy 133 boat ramp later tonight.

 

The Withlacoochee River crested at Skipper Bridge Rd at 2AM at a level of 21.8 feet.  It has begun to recede but the water levels are going to drop very slowly as everything is still saturated and flowing full.  The crest is expected to pass the Foxborough gauge at N Valdosta Rd within the next few hours.  People along the Little River and Sugar Creek, to include the Foxborough and Gornto Rd areas can expect an additional foot of rise in the water level before cresting occurs.  It may take several days for the water to recede.

 

The gauge at Hwy 84 is expected to crest tomorrow morning at 32 feet.  This is 2 ½ feet below the 2009 crest level.  People along the Withlacoochee and in areas that flooded in 2009 should continue to monitor the water levels over the next few days and take appropriate actions if it appears that water will rise high enough to threaten their homes.

      

Under no circumstances should motorists travel across flooded roads, streets or bridges.  Standing water may hide significant damage to the infrastructure underneath; take precaution and avoid flooded areas.  Local road conditions are being closely monitored, the following roads remain closed:  Shiloh Road, Clyattville Nankin Road, Morven Road and Gornto Road.  Citizens may monitor local river levels by accessing real time stream gauge information by visiting the following link:  http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=tae.  Any additional closures will be announced immediately; please stay tuned to local media outlets. Lowndes County Emergency Management will continue to utilize the CodeRed Emergency Notification system in the event emergency information is released.  Citizens are encouraged to sign up for this free service by visiting www.lowndescounty.com and clicking on the CodeRed icon.

In the event of an emergency, please dial 911.  However, please do not call 911 for weather information, traffic updates, road closures, etc.  This information will be available through local media outlets and Lowndes County’s website, www.lowndescounty.com.

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