Motorists Rescued From Perdido River Floodwaters

September 8, 2018

At least two vehicles have gone into the floodwaters of the Perdido River in the days following Tropical Storm Gordon.

One driver was rescued from the Barrineau Park Road bridge between Florida and Alabama. Early Thursday morning, rescue crews from Escambia and Baldwin counties responded to a person trapped with their vehicle in the floodwaters. The woman and the vehicle were on the Alabama side of the bridge, and Baldwin County fire officials used a boat to bring her back to dry land. Escambia (FL) Fire Rescue responded to both side of the bridge to assist. She wast not injured.

Just before midnight Friday, a vehicle was reported in the floodwaters on River Annex Road near Adventures Unlimited. Two people were reported to be in the vehicle with water halfway up the doors, and another person was on the roof of the vehicle.  They were not injured.

The Perdido River reached crest of 17.98 feet early Friday morning and was down to 15.8 feet early Saturday morning.  The river will continue to fall to below flood stage of 13 by early Sunday morning. A flood warning is in effect.

Pictured: Flooding at the Barrineau Park bridge across the Perdido River Friday afternoon. Photo by Tabitha Chavers for, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Motorists Rescued From Perdido River Floodwaters”

  1. elmerpsuggins on September 10th, 2018 10:11 am

    Idiots will go around a barricade anyway

  2. Charles Odom on September 8th, 2018 7:32 pm

    I sure hope these idiots get their licenses revoked! How stupid do you have to be to drive into what looks like a lake in the middle of the road?

  3. Nikki on September 8th, 2018 9:44 am

    Why is it so hard to use common sense?

  4. Pop on September 8th, 2018 8:20 am

    Well surely they had up barricades?

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