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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

MILLER COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Miller county stayed busy preparing for possible flooding. Public works crews cleaned out storm drains.

"We're trying to open pipes that are clogged and need some work so we can drain this water off as fast as possible, said Paul Drake, Road Department Project Manager.

And at the county Road Department concerned residents patiently waited in line for sandbags

"We've been waiting an hour," said Alan Sheffield as he waited in line in his truck.

getting ready for more rain hitting their area tonight.

"We're going to continue bagging until people stop coming," said Drake.  

"Our house flooded on Saturday since then water has dropped but if we get this water their predicting we'll get water in their again," said George Williams as he waited in line.

"We got about an inch in the house the other day but the water hasn't receded much. So we're going to have to do a lot of work this time I believe," said Sheffield.

Another problem - flooded roadways - that will only worsen after tonight's storms.

37 roads remain closed in Miller county right now. Many of them look like this - a huge body of water.

"We've got a lot of roads washed out, lot of people have to take detours." said Drake.  

Miller county schools are closed Wednesday because of impassible roads dangerous conditions. Emergency workers are warning kids to stay out of the flood waters - it's not a safe place to play. They're also encouraging everyone living in low-lying areas to stay alert and pay attention to flash flood warnings.  Feedback


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