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Franklin County urges caution ahead of storm

Posted: 5:15 PM, Jul 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-09 17:15:43-04
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. — With so much rain expected to fall, Franklin County is making sure everyone is prepared.

But at this point, there's no reason to panic.

Franklin County is getting ready to see a lot of rain that could turn into flash flooding for some parts.

Right now, the county is at Emergency Activation Level 3. That means they're closely monitoring things right now. However, those beach conditions are high hazard.

A big concern in town is for all of the people with blue tarps on their roofs from Hurricane Michael damage.

The thought of Hurricane Michael has a lot of people in the county on edge for whatever comes this week. Regardless of what's expected, many are preparing ahead of time.

"She went to the IGAS and didn't expect people to be in there so early shopping. That is a good thing," said Pamela Brownell, Franklin County Emergency Management Director. "I don't want to panic, but it's good to see that they are taking weather seriously now."

Brownell also wants to make sure that people aren't on the roads if they have to be during the rain.

With even more rain expected to fall Wednesday, road conditions will be bad.