Flood Warning for Walton County, FL Issued by The National Weather Service, Tallahassee, FL
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE CHOCTAWHATCHEE RIVER NEAR BRUCE (SR 20). * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE… OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 9:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.6 FEET. * MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET. * FORECAST… THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 16.7 FEET BY THURSDAY MORNING. * IMPACT… AT 16.5 FEET… MAJOR FLOODING OCCURS ALONG THE EAST AND WEST BANKS OF THE CHOCTAHATCHEE RIVER FROM NEAR THE CONFLUENCE WITH HOLMES CREEK TO THE GULF OF MEXICO AFFECTING MANY HOMES AND FISHING CAMPS.
South Walton damaged roads, Deputy Confirmed.
1.) Lakeview Beach Drive and Beach Drive are under approximately 12 inches of water, pond is over roadway. Road is passable, but drive slowly
2.) 300 Block of Lakeview Beach Dr – yard of the resident is under water and water is going into his house when traffic drives by. Road department notified.
3.) Big Redfish Lake is flooded – Signs posted- citizen has reported soil eroding from under the pavement and washing out. Public Works is on the way with a sump pump.
4.) County Highway 30A at Big Redfish Lake – Road is closed from Red Fish Lake to County Hwy 283 at Grayton Corners.
5.) 100 Block of Spotted Dolphin Rd is 3 Ft. deep. Complaints have been made from several citizens that water is washing into their houses when cars drive by.
6.) Intersection of Flounder St and Porpoise St – water washing up to a house. Barriers are placed each side of the flooding. Water is about 2 feet deep.
7.) 100 block of Overlook DR – Water is 1to 1 ½ ft. deep on both sides of circle and in this yard. Barricades in place.
8.) 138 Brown St. to the north is still under water, only passable to trucks.
9.) 10 Kingfish St a hole has developed near a water main and fire hydrant, the hole and the utilities have been submerged for the duration of the day. The hole begins at the edge of the road and appears to have undermined the road. ***As of 0400, the hole is no longer collecting water drainage.
10.) Hillcrest Rd in Santa Rosa Beach, just behind Oyster Lake. Road is undermined and partially washed out. Both sides are open. Public Works has barriers up.
North Walton damaged roads, Deputy confirmed.
1.) Bruce Creek Bridge is no longer underwater, but there is damage to the bridge. Signs are still posted.
2.) Beethoven Drive is passable.
3.) River Rd – clear until about 30 yards past the 2nd bridge, then the RD is under water
Freeport damaged roads, Deputy confirmed.
1.) Don Graff Road has water across it in three places, due to the ditches over flowing, but road is still passable. The water was 3-4 inches at its deepest point. The water appears to be receding. Sign posted.
2.) Steelfield Rd and Bunker Rd. have water over the roadway. Cars may not be able to pass certain areas. RD was drained yesterday. Road is okay, except for about 100 yards near the 4000 block is under about 3 ft of water. Small vehicles will not get through.
3.) Big Cedar Road is not passable. The parking lot and bridge is under water.
4.) Choctawhatchee River Rd – Approximately half way down the RD, water is covering the road, and has washed out about half the road. Vehicles, except possibly those with four wheel drive, will not be able to get through. Signs have been posted.
5.) Cowford Rd – At 2 mile mark, the road is under water.
6.) Dead River Rd – At 1 mile, minor wash out, at two miles, water is completely covering the road. Impassable unless in a four wheel drive vehicle.
7.) Joyce Rd is almost impassable.