The National Weather Service in Tallahassee will modify the flood stage levels for the Choctawhatchee River
at Caryville [US-90] (CARF1) to better reflect impacts from flooding along this portion of the river.
These new flood levels are:
Action Stage 10 feet (unchanged)
Minor Flood Stage 14 feet (up 2 feet)
Moderate Flood Stage 16 feet (unchanged)
Major Flood Stage 20 feet (down 7 feet)
This location is a routine forecast point, which means forecasts are issued for this location year round by the Southeast River Forecast Center in Peachtree City, Georgia. River flood warnings are issued by the National Weather Service in Tallahassee whenever the river is expected to exceed flood stage.
These updated flood stages were a direct result of analysis of severalsignificant floods in the 1990s,review of Florida Department of Transportation highway elevation data, and feedback from the Washington and Holmes County Emergency Management Agencies. As a result of these adjustments, the 1990, 1994, and 1929 floods will all be classified as major floods.
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Special Needs Registry
The Florida Division of Emergency Management, in coordination with each local emergency management agency in the state, developed a registry to allow residents with special needs to register with their local emergency management agency to receive assistance during a disaster. The statewide registry provides first responders with valuable information to prepare for disasters or other emergencies.