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Flood Warning in De Soto County, Florida
Issued by the National Weather Service and archived by Claims Pages
De Soto County Florida Urgency: Expected Severity: Moderate Certainty: Likely
Active Timeframe
10/1/2022 4:08:00 AM until 10/1/2022 7:15:00 PM   EXPIRED
Instructions
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks. Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued this evening at 715 PM EDT.
Alert Summary
The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Florida... Alafia River At Lithia affecting Hillsborough County. Peace River At Zolfo Springs at SR 17 affecting Hardee County. Peace River At Arcadia at SR 70 affecting DeSoto County. Horse Creek Near Arcadia at SR 72 affecting DeSoto County. ...The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in Florida... Manatee River Near Myakka Head at SR 64 affecting Manatee County. .Heavy rainfall associated with Hurricane Ian continues to cause flooding issues along many area rivers. For the Alafia...including Lithia , Riverview near US 301...Moderate flooding is forecast. For the Manatee...including Myakka Head at SR 64, Rye Bridge...Minor flooding is forecast. For the Peace...including Bartow, Zolfo Springs at SR 17, Arcadia at SR 70...Major flooding is forecast. For the Horse Creek...including Arcadia at SR 72...Major flooding is forecast. ...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... * WHAT...Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast. This approaches the flood of record. * WHERE...Peace River At Arcadia at SR 70. * WHEN...Until further notice. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 3:30 AM EDT Saturday the stage was 23.7 feet. - Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 3:30 AM EDT Saturday was 23.7 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise to a crest of 23.8 feet this afternoon. - Flood stage is 11.0 feet. - Flood History...No available flood history. - https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood && Fld Observed Forecasts (2 am EDT) Location Stg Stg Day/Time Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Peace River Arcadia at SR 7 11.0 23.7 Sat 3 am 23.2 21.6 19.8 19.1 18.7 &&