EMA: We should avoid major issues – if forecast holds true

Published 3:36 pm Friday, April 1, 2016

The projections are in, and if forecasts hold true, Escambia County should avoid any major flooding issues.

The announcement came Friday afternoon by county EMA director David Adams, who cited the River Forecast Center.

“The forecasted crest information for certain creek sand rivers in the county has been updated,” Adams said at 3:30 p.m. “The Conecuh River is forecasted to crest at just left than 27-feet on Sunday.

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“Burnt Corn Creek is set to crest at just over 15 feet Saturday and should begin falling immediately, while Murder Creek is set to crest near 20.5 feet Saturday and begin falling Sunday morning,” he said.

Big Escambia Creek in Flomaton is forecasted to crest at less than 14 feet Saturday and then begin to fall.

“If these forecast hold true, our roads and businesses should be okay with the exception of Anne Street in Brewton, which is already closed,” Adams said.

Brewton remains under a flash flood watch until 1 a.m. Saturday.

The National Weather Service is reporting the rain should leave the area sometime tonight while Saturday will bring sunny skies and a high of 71. The clear skies are expected to remain through Thursday.