Flint River Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for the Flint River in Decatur County.
Posted on 12/03/2018
Decatur County  Emergency Management Agency 
 
P.O. Box 726
Bainbridge, GA 39818
229-248-3869       

decaturcoema@bellsouth.net       
Charlie McCann, Director                                                         
Tonya Griffin, Deputy Director 
 
Monday, December 3, 2018 
12:00 p.m. 
 
The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for the Flint River in Decatur County.  
 
The FLOOD WARNING for the Flint River in Bainbridge continues until further notice.  
Current River Reading as of 9:45 a.m.: 21.22 feet 
The NWS forecast issued at 10:32 a.m., Monday, December 3, 2018: 
 
The Flood Warning continues for the Flint River at Bainbridge (US 27). * Until further notice. * At 9:45 AM Monday the stage was 21.22 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 25.0 feet. * Forecast: The river will continue rising to near 26.6 feet by late Wednesday then begin falling. 
Historical crests for the Flint River in Bainbridge:    Comparable crests for the Flint River in Bainbridge: 
37.20 feet on 7/14/1994     
25.27 feet on 4/23/2014 
34.65 feet on 3/13/1998     
26.26 feet on 3/1/2013
30.91 feet on 4/7/2009     
26.65 feet on 3/8/1991
30.28 feet on 1/4/2016     
26.80 feet on 3/25/1990 
 
Residents in low lying and flood prone areas should closely monitor weather conditions.  
Mandatory evacuations are not being made at this time. Residents should make preparations to protect life and property. 
No local shelters have been opened at this time. 
Citizens with questions regarding flood preparedness should contact Decatur County Emergency at 229-248-3869.