Little Wekiva River experiences record flood levels during Hurricane Ian

Flash flood warnings issued throughout Seminole County, east Central Florida on Thursday morning

The Little Wekiva River is at a record flood level in Altamonte Springs.

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Little Wekiva River, the 18.2-mile stream in Seminole County, experienced record flood levels Thursday morning after Hurricane Ian hit Central Florida, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Seminole County officials said the flooding from the Altamonte Springs stream, which has been at the center of numerous restoration efforts, is expected to spill over into the Spring Oaks neighborhood.

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News 6 spoke with a resident who has lived around the Little Wekiva River for about 30 years and said flooding in the area, even just during this year’s rainstorms, has been nothing like he’s seen before.

This comes as flash flood warnings cropped up throughout the county. These warnings are in effect for parts of Seminole County and east Central Florida.

Other areas that may experience flash flooding include the St. Johns River, Little Econ River, Wekiva River, Gee Creek and Econ River, county officials said in a tweet.

News 6 meteorologists said parts of Orange and Seminole counties are expected to get as much as 10 to 15 inches of rain.

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