Flood Warning

Target Areas:
Sarasota

Alert:

The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Florida

Myakka River At Myakka River State Park affecting Sarasota County.
Peace River At Zolfo Springs at SR 17 affecting Hardee County.
Peace River At Arcadia at SR 70 affecting DeSoto County.
Peace River At Bartow affecting Polk County.
Horse Creek Near Arcadia at SR 72 affecting DeSoto County.
.Minor to major river flooding continues in the wake of the heavy
rainfall associated with former Hurricane Ian. Dry conditions are
expected for the next several days which will allow flood waters to
gradually recede.
For the Myakka
including Myakka River State Park
Moderate
flooding is forecast.
For the Peace
including Bartow, Zolfo Springs at SR 17, Arcadia at
SR 70
Major flooding is forecast.
For the Horse Creek
including Arcadia at SR 72
Minor flooding is
forecast.

FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

◇ WHAT
Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is
forecast. This approaches the flood of record.
◇ WHERE
Myakka River At Myakka River State Park.
◇ WHEN
Until further notice.
◇ IMPACTS
At 10.6 feet, The walkway to the river gage floods.
◇ ADDITIONAL DETAILS

- At 10:00 AM EDT Thursday the stage was 10.3 feet.
- Recent Activity
The maximum river stage in the 24 hours
ending at 10:00 AM EDT Thursday was 10.8 feet.
- Forecast
The river is expected to fall to 8.9 feet Sunday
morning.
- Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
- Flood History
This crest compares to a previous crest of
10.2 feet on 09/19/1959.
- https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
&&
Fld Observed Forecasts (8 am EDT)
Location Stg Stg Day/Time Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
Myakka River
Myakka River Stat 7.0 10.3 Thu 10 am 9.8 9.4 8.9 8.5 8.1
&&

Instructions:
Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks. Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued late tonight at 130 AM EDT.

Forecast Office:
NWS Tampa Bay (West Central Florida)

Source: NWS