Flash flooding plagues Geneva

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GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — Geneva may be known as the “City of Two Rivers,” but Wednesday, its downtown streets looked like a lake.

Heavy rainfall created flash flooding.

The dam kept high water from the Choctawhatchee and Pea Rivers from entering the city.

Emergency Management Director Eric Johnson said Geneva traditionally experiences flash flooding during extreme rainstorms.

“We are a little worried about our street flooding in the city,” said Eric Johnson, director of the Geneva County Emergency Management Agency. “If we have 4 or 5 inches, we can normally handle it, but today we’ll have several inches up to maybe a foot so we will have street flooding issues today.”

In addition to the high water, the saturated ground caused trees to fall throughout the city.

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