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Worth County continues to deal with wet weather

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Worth County isn't fairing much better.

Rising waters closed roads and caused several families to evacuate. Several homes on Oakland Heights Road were evacuated about a mile from New Bethel Goodwill Baptist Church.

Portions of the road were nearly impassable where water washed away large chunks of the road. Emergency managers say rising flood waters drove residents from those homes and that's not the only trouble spot in the county.

"Peafowl west of Red Rock, it's going to be Henry Road area on North Countyline and we have problems with water rising from creek areas along Johnny Altman Road," said Worth County Fire Captain Tom Whittington.

The county has handed out approximately 6,000 sandbags to help keep water out of homes. The county also set up shelters at the Library in Sylvester and in Sumner at the old school.

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