“The rains of Sept. 28 are an event that happens only once every hundred years,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Maniscalco referring to the amount of rain that fell within a six-hour period. “It was torrential.”
The National Weather Service in Mobile, Ala., issued a flash flood warning at 9:09 a.m. Monday for eastern Santa Rosa and western Okaloosa counties which was later extended into Monday evening. National Weather Service meteorologists had been monitoring showers and thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall over the warned area.
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