Major and Moderate Flooding Expected to Occur Along Several Gulf Coast Rivers


MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Several recent heavy rain events over the Southeast U.S. has cause rivers to rise affect homes and property across multiple Gulf Coast Counties.

Over a dozen local river gauges are reporting higher-than-normal water levels. Several rivers in the Florida Panhandle are nearing flood stage, but flooding is ongoing for many Alabama and Mississippi rivers. Some of the most significant water rise is expected along Bayou Sara at Saraland, the Tombigbee River near Coffeeville Dam, and the Alabama River near Claiborne Dam. Bayou Sara and Tombigbee will stay in the moderate category through Thursday while the Alabama River will be in the major category through Thursday.

Other rivers that will need monitoring include the Tensaw River in Baldwin County, the Mobile River, the Tombigbee River in the Alabama. In Mississippi, the Chicasawhay River, the Pascagoula River, and the Leaf River will hover near flood stage through the weekend.

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