Hurricane Frances News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2004
State Officials Warn of Flooding Danger
--Residents urged to use caution near swollen rivers--
TALLAHASSEE— State officials continue to monitor several rivers expected to hit flood levels in the wake of Hurricane Frances. Residents along five Florida rivers are urged to use caution, avoid flooded areas and monitor their local media.
“Flooding continues to be our primary concern across areas of Florida experiencing excessive rainfall,” said state meteorologist Ben Nelson. “The feeder bands behind Frances continue to deluge rivers at or near flood stage which means we could see major flooding.”
The following rivers and locations are critical areas of concern:
Residents in flood prone areas should follow these safety tips:
Additionally, severe weather poses a threat to residents in northeast and north-central Florida. Residents should closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio and their local media. If severe weather threatens, seek shelter immediately in an interior room or closet.
For additional information on Hurricane Frances and the state’s response efforts, residents should call the Florida Emergency Information Line at 1-800-342-3557.
Last updated: July 08, 2005
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