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Flash floods forced Mitchell county families out

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

BACONTON, GA (WALB) - Mitchell County is also dealing with flooding headaches. The American Red Cross assessed the damage at a public housing complex in Baconton. Several families there were evacuated after units were submerged in three to five feet of water.

A shelter was opened up at the Camilla Middle School to help accommodate those displaced families. Another home next to the complex also received wind damage after part of the roof collapsed.

"My son and daughter came from Atlanta ,and we are now in a hotel. I am afraid to stay here because I don't know what else might happen. Look a the ceiling. Something else might fall through. You know, I don't know," said Mollie Jones.

Anyone in need of assistance from the Red Cross can contact their local police or sheriff's department. The Red Cross will keep the shelter at the Camilla Middle school open tonight if its needed.

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