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Miller County braces for more rain

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

Miller County, GA (WALB) - Miller County is one of the south Georgia counties in a state of emergency.

They're dealing with flooding headaches, and preparing for possible severe weather Tuesday.

One family was evacuated from their home Sunday night, dirt roads have problems, and schools were closed Monday.

"We've had around 35 homes that have been effected or had minor damage," said EMA Deputy Director Cory Thomas.

Ole Mill Acres - a subdivision just outside of Colquitt - has three homes inaccessible without a boat and paddle. "Three neighbors down there had about six to seven inches inside the house," said Randy Lovering.

Lovering's home is at the front of the neighborhood. Water isn't inside yet , but just the chance of more heavy rain, scares him.

"They said we'll get possibly three to five inches coming, and with no place to put it will be right back up much quicker than before.

The water putting homes in jeopardy is coming from here -

Spring Creek, which runs throughout Miller County, has risen quickly.  During Tropical Storm Fay, Spring creek ran about three feet below the road. Now it runs over it, and it's continuing to rise.

And emergency workers are stressing caution. "If they live in low lying areas or near the creeks please monitor the weather and call us for help to be evacuated. Saturday we had to use boats to evacuate and we are ready and prepared to do that again."

Thirty five roads in Miller County remain closed, and the county's main objective is to repair the road, clean out storm drains, and prepare for more water.

Just north of Miller County, Baker County is also under a state of emergency and dealing with flooding problems. Baker County schools will be closed again Today.

Emergency management says 20 roads are damaged or covered in water in their county.


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