Minor flood warning for Black Creek

By Chris Robbins, Evening newscast producer, crobbins@wjxt.com
Published On: Jul 12 2014 11:48:26 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 13 2014 12:19:27 AM EDT
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -

Emergency management officials in Clay County issued a minor flood warning for Black Creek Saturday after several inches of rain.

With the recent heavy rain, officials said the South Prong of Black Creek is currently in "action" stage.

Officials said the South Prong of Black Creek could reach stages of up to 15.5 feet sometime Saturday night, which is minor flood stage.

Although officials did not expect significant effects from flooding, there could be minor flooding in some areas. They encouraged residents to monitor the creek closely through the night and take protective actions if needed.

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville issued a minor flood warning for the South Prong of Black Creek and Clay County activated the CodeRED notification system to alert residents to the situation and suggest they take protective actions accordingly.

Emergency management officials urged residents and businesses along the South Prong of Black Creek to stay alert to the water levels and to stay aware of any emergency notifications if conditions change, either through National Weather Service Alerts, through the media or through the County's CodeRED emergency notification system.

If you are located along Black Creek and have a question, call Clay County Emergency Management at 904-284-7703.

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