The National Weather Service out of Tallahassee has released information that Walton County and the surrounding area can expect to experience heavy rainfall and areal and river flooding during Friday, April 18th.


A significant storm event weather system is currently working its way into the area and is expected to have its greatest impact on Walton County beginning early Friday morning into Friday night.  Areas of high water or flooding that already exist may get worse and rises are expected on most rivers in North Florida.


Currently it is not expected that the Choctaw River will get much worse but inland flooding will likely be an issue as the ground is already saturated from storms earlier this week and ditches are full.


Roadway flooding will also be probable.


Walton County Public Works crews will be on standby anticipating the impending weather.


If you should need non-emergency assistance, Public Works Administration will be available on Friday to take calls and can be reached at 850-892-8108.


For additional assistance you may contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850-892-8111.


For emergency assistance, please dial 911.


At your service,


Louis E. Svehla

Public Information Manager

Walton Board of County Commissioners

76 North 6th Street

DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

Phone: 850-951-7101



Heavy rainfall and river flooding during Friday, April 18th

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