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Flood Warning
Issued: 8:48 AM CST Feb. 10, 2016 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Apalachicola River near Blountstown.
* Until Saturday afternoon.
* At 8:15 am Wednesday the stage was 18.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast: the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
Saturday morning.
* Impact: at 19.0 feet: minor lowland flooding will occur at Douglas
Landing and Willis Landing campgrounds. The 19.0 ft level at
Blountstown may at times not be representative of river levels in
these areas due to tidal effects, winds, or local rainfall and
should be used with caution.

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

Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:15 AM CST Feb. 10, 2016 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk in effect until 10 PM EST /9 PM CST/
this evening...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a high rip
current risk... which is in effect until 10 PM EST /9 PM CST/ this

* Timing... through this evening

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.

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