Watershed Management Authority meets in Enterprise to discuss flood warning system


ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — The National Weather Service in Tallahassee maintains a strong relationship with emergency management officials in 48 counties across Southwest Georgia, Southeast Alabama, and Northwest Florida.

The Choctawhatchee, Pea, and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority met in Enterprise. Several meteorologists said they have improved computer-driven river gauges to better prepare residents in low-lying areas of possible flooding.

“We can look at ways we can modernize our flood warning system and look at various ways that we can collaborate,” Kelly Godsey said.

Godsey believes if the tropical disturbance off the southeast becomes a tropical storm this weekend, the river levels across the Wiregrass are well below normal and flooding is not expected.

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