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Flood Warning Update (As of March 4th)

Southeast Georgia -

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE OGEECHEE RIVER NEAR EDEN.
* AT 8 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL.
* AT 13.5 FEET...SEVERAL HOMES AND A PICNIC AREA ALONG YARBROUGH
  LANDING ROAD BEGIN TO FLOOD.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE ALTAMAHA RIVER AT EVERETT CITY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  8:15 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.5 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 14.6 FEET BY
  TOMORROW EARLY AFTERNOON THEN BEGIN FALLING.
* IMPACT...AT 13.0 FEET...WATER BEGINS TO ENCROACH UPON ALTAMAHA PARK
  ROAD AND PENNICK ROAD. PORTIONS OF ALTAMAHA PARK BECOME INUNDATED.
* IMPACT...AT 12.0 FEET...AGRICULTURAL AND TIMBER LANDS FLOODED. WATER
  BEGINS TO ENCROACH UPON ALTAMAHA PARK.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...RIVER BEGINS COMING OUT OF CHANNEL BANKS
  INUNDATING LOW LYING BOTTOMLANDS.

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE FLOOD
WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SATILLA RIVER AT WAYCROSS.
* UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  8:45 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 18.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY
  WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 16.0 FEET...FLOODING OF AGRICULTURE AND TIMBER LANDS
  BEGINS AT 16 FEET.

THE ALTAMAHA RIVER AT BAXLEY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  8:45 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 78.8 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 74.5 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL REMAIN NEAR 78.8 FEET.
* IMPACT...AT 78.0 FEET...WATER BEGINS TO AFFECT HOMES IN THE CARTER
  BIGHT AND DAVIS LANDING AREA.
* IMPACT...AT 74.5 FEET...MINOR FLOODING OF TIMBER AND AGRICULTURAL
  LAND CAN BE EXPECTED.



THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE OHOOPEE RIVER NEAR REIDSVILLE.
* AT 8 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO DROP BELOW FLOOD STAGE FRIDAY
  MORNING.
* AT 14.0 FEET...FLOODING OF SEVERAL RIVERSIDE UNIMPROVED ROADS AND
  SOME AGRICULTURAL LAND OCCURS.

-Storm Team 3 Meteorologist Matt Devitt

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