Weather Alerts for Gulf County

Issued by the National Weather Service

       River Flood Warning      

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning
GULF COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Calhoun - Franklin - Gulf - Liberty
Effective: Sun, 12/16 7:53pm Updated: Sun, 12/16 8:45pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 12/17 7:52pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Florida...
Apalachicola River near Blountstown affecting Calhoun...
Franklin...Gulf and Liberty Counties
The Flood Warning continues for
the Apalachicola River near Blountstown.
* Until further notice.
* At  7:15 PM Sunday the stage was 20.3 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Forecast: The river will continue to fall to a stage of 19.7 feet
by Tuesday morning.
* Impact: At 20.0 feet: The boat ramp at Estiffanulga in Liberty
County floods.
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Information:
All persons with interest along the river should monitor the latest
forecasts, and be prepared to take necessary precautions to protect
life and property. Do not drive cars through flooded areas. If you
see flood waters: Turn around. Don`t drown.
For graphical hydrologic information, please go to weather.gov and
click on your state. Select Rivers and Lakes AHPS under current
conditions and click on your river point.

Rip Current Statement  RIP CURRENT STATEMENT   Rip Current Statement
GULF COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Coastal Bay - Coastal Gulf
Effective: Sun, 12/16 8:44am Updated: Sun, 12/16 8:45pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 12/17 3:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG WALTON, BAY, AND GULF COUNTY
BEACHES THROUGH TONIGHT...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
* IMPACTS...Surf heights 2 to 4 feet.

Information:
There is a high risk of rip currents.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the
sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.
If you become caught in a rip current, yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.