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Leon County could see minor flooding

Posted at 7:15 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 22:44:13-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Ochlockonee River near the Fairbanks Ferry Bridge in Leon County is expected to peak at 37 feet on Wednesday or Thursday.

Currently, there are no homes or buildings reportedly underwater, but Leon County Emergency Management Director Kevin Peters says everyone in the area should be prepared in case river levels continue to rise.

"They're expecting minor flooding," said Peters. "Flood stage is 36 feet, and sometime on Monday, today, we're expecting to exceed that 36 foot and get into the minor flooding stage. Be alert to the changes in the river certainly going up. Like I said minor flooding is expected."

Portions of the river near Thomasville are expected to peak at 16 feet, and the St. Marks river in Newport is expected to peak at 9 feet.