Geneva County Sheriff warns citizens in low-lying areas to leave ahead of flooding

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Geneva City Streets under water (Courtesy: Melanie Brown)

GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms is warning people in low-lying regions to not wait to leave if necessary.

If you live in a low lying area that is prone to flooding do not wait until the last minute to decide to leave,” Helms wrote on Facebook. “Our resources are stretched thin as it is and we don’t need someone calling when the water is five feet from (your) door.”

Helms said the Choctawhatchee River is expected to crest Saturday at 35 feet, bringing significant flooding in the lowlands.

To put this in perspective, the sheriff’s office explained to one user that the flood stage is 28 feet at the Choctawhatchee bridge. That location is at 27 feet now.

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