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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
10/3/2022 10:40:00 AM until 10/4/2022 12:15:00 AM   EXPIRED
Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks. Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued late tonight at 1200 AM EDT.
Alert Summary
The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in Florida... Alafia River At Lithia affecting Hillsborough County. Little Manatee River At Wimauma at US 301 affecting Hillsborough County. ...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Florida... Myakka River At Myakka River State Park affecting Sarasota County. Peace River At Zolfo Springs at SR 17 affecting Hardee County. Peace River At Arcadia at SR 70 affecting DeSoto County. Peace River At Bartow affecting Polk County. Horse Creek Near Arcadia at SR 72 affecting DeSoto County. .Heavy rainfall associated with Hurricane Ian continues to cause flooding issues along many area rivers. Dry weather through the week will allow for the rivers to slowly recede through the week. For the Alafia...including Lithia , Riverview near US 301...Minor flooding is forecast. For the Little Manatee...including Wimauma at US 301...Minor flooding is forecast. For the Myakka...including Myakka River State Park...Major 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...Horse Creek Near Arcadia at SR 72. * WHEN...Until further notice. * IMPACTS...At 17.0 feet, Water reaches the Outward Bound center. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 9:30 AM EDT Monday the stage was 16.8 feet. - Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 9:30 AM EDT Monday was 17.7 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to fall to 13.8 feet Thursday morning. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet. - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 16.8 feet on 10/02/1951. - https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood && Fld Observed Forecasts (8 am EDT) Location Stg Stg Day/Time Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Horse Creek Arcadia at SR 7 12.0 16.8 Mon 9 am 15.8 15.0 13.8 12.9 12.0 &&