BREAKING NEWS: More weather expected tonight; officials watching creek

Published 9:32 am Friday, March 27, 2009

By Staff
EMA Director David Adams said the National Weather Service is predicting pop-up weather
activity throughout the day with more severe weather expected throughout
Friday night and into Saturday morning.
line moving through the Brewton area some time between 9 p.m. tonight and 3
a.m. Saturday morning.”
Adams said high winds are expected in connection with the squall line.
River forecasts are causing officials to keep an eye on weather and rising
water conditions, Adams said.
said. “The level that requires action on our part is at 17 feet. Flood stage
is a 22 feet. The best estimates we have from the river forecasters shows
Murder Creek cresting at about 19.5 feet around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.”
Adams said if those estimates hold true, there won’t be a major concern with
flooding of Murder Creek. Residents should, however, remain alert to rising
water situations, he said.
expect,” Adams said. “Anything could change based on changing weather
conditions. Residents, especially drivers, should be mindful of conditions
and rising waters throughout the area.”