Flooding likely from heavy rain

Road closures possible by Friday in Brewton, East Brewton and Flomaton; stay informed

Heavy rains that were expected to arrive Wednesday afternoon and continue into today (Thursday) have the potential to cause flooding with possible road closures that may affect Highway 41 in East Brewton near the civic center next to Piggly Wiggly.

Escambia County Emergency Management Director David Adams said the National Weather Service was predicting 3 to 5 inches of rain across the area and encourages people to stay tuned to local weather forecasts.

“Right now they are only predictions,” Adams said. “The rainfall could be more or it could be less.”

He did say the forecast from the River Fo...