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Walton County flooding update
WALTON COUNTY -- Sun, Jul 7, 2013, 9:28 AM CDT
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE CHOCTAWHATCHEE RIVER NEAR BRUCE (SR 20). * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 9:00 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.4 FEET. * MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET. * FORECAST... THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 18.4 FEET BY TOMORROW MORNING THEN BEGIN FALLING. * IMPACT... AT 16.5 FEET... MAJOR FLOODING OCCURS ALONG THE EAST AND WEST BANKS OF THE CHOCTAHATCHEE RIVER FROM NEAR THE CONFLUENCE WITH HOLMES CREEK TO THE GULF OF MEXICO AFFECTING MANY HOMES AND FISHING CAMPS.
... THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ALABAMA...
CHOCTAWHATCHEE RIVER AT GENEVA (SR 52) AFFECTING GENEVA COUNTY ... THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN FLORIDA... CHOCTAWHATCHEE RIVER NEAR CARYVILLE (US 90) AFFECTING HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES CHOCTAWHATCHEE RIVER NEAR BRUCE (SR 20) AFFECTING WALTON COUNTY
ALL PERSONS WITH 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.
South Walton damaged roads. Confirmed.
1.) S Wall St, the beach access #3. Caller advised the RD has washed away approx. 15x4. The sand is also washing away. Public works has been notified. Tape has been knocked down and people are walking around on the dunes.
2.) Wood Beach Dr. advised water from the wetlands is approx. 15ft from her house.
3.) Quincy Circle on the West side is approx. a foot under water. South Walton Fire Dept. advised this road is clear at this time.
4.) South Walton Lakeshore DR. Approx. 4-6 inches of water in front of the Beach Front Trail. The road is passable. There is standing water between E. Park Place and Hwy 98 E.
5.) North Walton Lakeshore has standing water.
6.) Pine St. the road is under approximately 18inches of water. Called in by citizen.
7.) West Park Place Dr at Inlet Beach has approximately 2 inches of water over it for 100 feet, county has placed barricades.
8.) Old Ferry Rd (Dirt Rd section) may be passable by truck but by car can only make it to first house, has a lot of flowing water.
9.) 395 at Watercolor Crossing has water in the North bound lanes
10.) Wayside Park has cement slab missing, cones are out.
11.) 112 Sea Croft Dr is underwater in both directions leaving home per homeowner.
12.) Apostles Way still has some large washout areas, some are deep. Passable by truck only.
13.) Intersection of Denny Dr. and Bella Blvd has a large sinkhole going up under the roadway. This is located inside the Peach Creek Neighborhood. If large or heavy truck passes it may collapse roadway.
14.) Most of Enchanted Estates has 3-4 inches of standing water.
15.) Walton Magnolia Lane is closed. Signs have been placed.
North Walton damaged roads, Deputy confirmed.
1.) Morrison Springs has water covering the park up to 15 ft. from main park including the walkway, water is up to the bottom of bridges leading to the boat ramp, at the boat ramp the water is 5 ft. from the parking lot.
2.) At River Rd and McCaskill Rd., the water is 18- 24inches deep a mile from the river. No homes are affected at this time; however, cannot travel all the way to the boat ramp.
3.) Cedar Log Lake Road is passable all the way to the new boat ramp. Water is out of the banks and up to the houses.
4.) Berrian Lake Road is passable all the way to the old boat ramp. However, there is standing water in several yards in the area. Chelco has cut power for Berrian Lake Rd. Water is coming over the landing 150-200 yards from the landing. River is out of banks at camp house.
5.) Coon Bottom Rd is cutting off fairly bad going into Holmes County. Holmes County has been contacted.
6.) Crooked Creek Rd washed out right past 183, passable, but appears people have gotten stuck.
7.) Pervy Campbell at Knox Hill Rd has large washed out area that has gotten worse since yesterday; however, it is passable.
8.) 606-735 Mill Creek Dr. is washed out and not passable.
9.) 475 Donna Lane is washed out and impassable.
10.) The parking lot of the park at Old Creek Rd is flooded.
11.) Sandy Creek Landing Rd. is under water.
12.) On River Rd, the 1st bridge has water just at the bottom of the bridge.
13.) North Norwood has standing water on the road and isn’t passable.
Freeport damaged roads, Deputy confirmed.
1.) River Rd is closed.
2.) Goodwin Creek Rd almost washed away per homeowner, is private road, notified road department and they advised they may be able to offer assistance from roadway to culvert.
3.) Big Cedar Rd has water coming over the road all the way to the park.
4.) On Choctawhatchee Rd, water is over the bridge.
5.) At the dead-end of Calford Rd, it is under water. House in area sits 20ft off ground.