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Polk County under emergency weather advisory with multiple road closings

The National Weather Service has issued severe weather advisories today for Polk County that include alerts for hazardous weather, a flash flood warning and a tornado watch.

Several roads are still under water, impassable and closed, including this list which was updated at 5 p.m.:

• Green River Cove Road at the first bridge
• Hooker Road at Screven Road
• Hunting Country Road at Carriage Row
• John Watson Road at White Oak Creek
• Scriven Road
• South River Road at the bridge
• West Melvin Hill Road at the state line

Additional roads may become flooded and impassable due to ongoing hazardous weather condition. Please note that weather conditions can change quickly so please be aware and safe.

Citizens are encouraged to stay indoors. Use caution when driving. Do not drive through standing water. Roads may be closed due to high water. Some bridges or low-water crossings may be washed away. Because heavy rains and hazardous weather is predicted to come in bands throughout the day, waters may rise and recede and then may rise again.

Polk County Emergency Management urges citizens to be vigilant for possible flooding, high winds, mud slides and other hazardous conditions. Emergency crews are prepared and will be monitoring conditions throughout the entirety of this event.

Citizens who live in flood prone areas or areas that are prone to mudslides are encouraged to have a plan in place and be ready to evacuate if necessary.

Polk County Emergency Management and Polk County Local Government will continue to share updates as needed through Facebook and Twitter. Residents also are advised to subscribe to NIXLE alerts by texting their zip code to 888777.

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