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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 7:58 AM CST Dec. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Apalachicola River near Blountstown.
* Until further notice.
* At 7:15 am Saturday the stage was 19.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Forecast: the river will continue rising to near 20.4 feet by
tomorrow morning then begin falling.
* Impact: at 20.0 feet: the boat ramp at Estiffanulga in Liberty
County floods.


Lat... Lon 3061 8490 3009 8508 2980 8490 2972 8505 3007 8520 3061 8498





Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 1:55 AM CST Dec. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk has been extended through late
tonight...

* surf... 2 to 4 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, Yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.




Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 1:55 AM CST Dec. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk has been extended through late
tonight...

* surf... 2 to 4 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, Yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.