Saturday, December 19, 2009

National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for Flint River Saturday, December 19

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flood warning for the Flint River near Lovejoy from Saturday morning , December 19, until Sunday morning, December 20. At 4am Saturday the stage was 10.3 feet and rising.

Minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

The forecast is to rise above flood stage by late this morning and continue to rise to near 13.2 feet by this afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage by after midnight tomorrow.

At 14.0 feet, moderate flooding begins. Some roads begin to flood such as Upper Riverdale Road and Mockingbird.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 12.9 feet on June 21, 1989.

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