Major flooding is ongoing in Hardy on the Spring River and it is getting WORSE!. This flood is already worse than the big flood of 2006, but hopefully not as bad as 2008. The above image shows the current stage, forecast stage, and timeline as of 8:00 AM. It is expected to crest at 18'. Below are the impact statements regarding the flood stages at various points:
22.0 FLOOD IN MARCH 2008 CRESTED AT 22.29 FEET. WATER OVER U.S. HIGHWAY 63 ON EAST SIDE OF TOWN. LOWER LYING BUSINESSES IN OLD TOWN AND CITY HALL FLOODED. WATER OVER SPRING STREET AT BRIDGE. WATER OVER RAILROAD.
20.0 FLOOD IN APRIL 2008 ROSE TO 20.81 FEET. PORTIONS OF OLD TOWN FLOODED. SPRING STREET FLOODED. WATER UNDER MOST ELEVATED HOMES ALONG THE RIVER BANK.
18.0 LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. HOMES AND BUSINESSES ALONG THE RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES WILL BE FLOODED.
16.0 SERIOUS FLOODING IN FULTON AND SHARP COUNTIES ALONG THE RIVER. DANGEROUS SITUATION WITH SWIFT WATER RUNNING THROUGH CAMPGROUND AND UNDER HOMES ALONG THE RIVER. SEPTEMBER 2006 FLOOD CRESTED AT 16.8 FEET. LIFE THREATENING SITUATION.
14.0 HOMES ON PILINGS ALONG THE RIVERBANK HAVE WATER UNDER THEM. RIVER BEND CAMPGROUND AND OTHER LOW LYING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES ARE FLOODED.
12.0 SOME FLOODING IN THE CITY PARK AND IN RIVER BEND CAMPGROUND. WATER MAY BE NEAR HOMES ALONG THE RIVERBANK.
10.0 WATER IS BREAKING OUT OF THE BANKS AND FLOODING LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER.