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Issued by NWS Jacksonville, FL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
600 AM EDT MON AUG 18 2014

TO: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS, NEWS MEDIA, AND OTHER USERS.

EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA WILL MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT TO THE EXISTING MINOR
FLOOD CATEGORY FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER GAGE NEAR SUWANNEE SPRINGS,
FLORIDA (LIKF1). IN ADDITION TO THE MODIFICATION FLOOD CATEGORY,
ADDITIONAL IMPACT STATEMENTS ARE BEING PROVIDED BASED ON EXTENSIVE
COORDINATION WITH HAMILTON AND SUWANNEE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AGENCIES.

THE NEW ESTABLISHED FLOOD STAGES FOR THE SUWANNEE RIVER GAGE NEAR
SUWANNEE SPRINGS, FLORIDA ARE BASED ON DIRECT FEEDBACK PROVIDED BY THE
HAMILTON AND SUWANNEE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES AND APPEAR
BELOW:

ACTION STAGE            62 FEET   UNCHANGED.
MINOR FLOOD STAGE       66 FEET   ADJUSTED DOWN ONE FOOT.
MODERATE FLOOD STAGE    68 FEET   UNCHANGED.
MAJOR FLOOD STAGE       70 FEET   UNCHANGED.

THE DATA FOR THIS RIVER GAGE NEAR SUWANNEE SPRINGS, FLORIDA ARE
PROVIDED BY OUR PARTNER, THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGIC SURVEY. WITHOUT
THIS CRITICAL DATA, FORECASTS AND WARNINGS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BE
PROVIDED AT THIS LOCATION. YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AND OTHER
FLORIDA STREAM GAGES BY VISITING:

HTTP://FL.WATER.USGS.GOV

TO GET THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS AND OTHER RIVER FORECAST POINTS,
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT:

HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=JAX

RIVER FORECASTS AND GUIDANCE FOR THIS POINT AND OTHERS IN FLORIDA ARE
PROVIDED BY THE SOUTHEAST RIVER FORECAST CENTER. YOU CAN VISIT THEIR
WEBSITE AT

HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SERFC

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO PROVIDE COMMENT ON THESE UPGRADED
SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT:

JASON HESS                            SCOTT CORDERO
HYDROLOGY FOCAL POINT                 METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
NWS JACKSONVILLE                      NWS JACKSONVILLE
13701 FANG DRIVE                      13701 FANG DRIVE
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32218           JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32218
904-741-4411                          904-741-4411

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