Holmes County Spring 2014 Flood update

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Holmes County Emergency Management
Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 02:07 PM.

BONIFAY — Holmes County Emergency Management gave an update on Monday morning on the conditions of what’s considered the Spring 2014 Flood.

According to Holmes County Emergency Management there is no Local State of Emergency to be executed and Emergency Operations Center isn’t in need of activation with the hours remaining at their normal hours from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

So far the only areas to be impacted by the flooding are low lying and flood prone areas.

Government offices and schools will remain open, however precautions are set in place with the Red Cross on standby and New Hope shelter and Poplar Springs School are on standby for shelters.

Holmes County Emergency Management cautions residents along the Choctawhatchee River Basin and low lying areas that they are the most likely to experience flooding in the near future if rains persist.

Barricades and sandbags have been placed where needed, the EOC is participating in conference calls with the National Weather Service and neighboring counties and the Emergency Management will continue monitoring flooding in low lying and flood prone areas throughout the week, according to Holmes County Emergency Management.

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