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Washington County Public Safety 0700 Hours Report 09.16.2020

Story by: Lynne Abel, Public Safety Director, Wash. Co. BOCC

Wednesday, Sept 16, 2020

EOC Activated to Level 2 (modified)

Hours of Operation 6AM - Until

0700 Hrs REPORT

There has been 6.44 inches of rain at the EOC over the past 24 hours. The current wind speed is 18mph with gusts of 35 mph.

The National Weather Service has indicated the southwest portion of Washington County has seen 9-10 inches of rain so far and another 7-8 inches is expected through the day and into tomorrow. The center of the County has seen 4-6 inches with another 5-7 inches expected.

The Choctawhatchee River at Caryville was at 6.05 feet at 6:00AM this morning with an expected crest of 17 feet on Friday. At 16 feet Hwy 279 south of I-10 begins to flood along with several rural roads in the area. A second crest may follow as river water flows down from Alabama.

The Choctawhatchee River near Ebro was at 9.44 feet at 6:00AM this morning with an expected crest of 19.7 fee on Saturday, Sept 19. At 20 feet the end of Choctaw Road begins to flood; Flooding begins at Boynton Cutoff Road; Roads near Holmes Creek south of Millers Ferry Road southward to the confluence with the Choctawhatchee River are prone to flooding above this level; and structures on Backwoods Road begin to flood. In the spring of 2009, the River level here reached 20.52 feet.

West Florida Elec reports 1,345 customers without power

Gulf Power has 30 customers without power

Gulf Coast Electric has 278 customers with no power


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