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Miller county family dealing with flooding headache

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

COLQUITT, GA (WALB) - 52 roads remain closed in Miller county Friday night. 15 families had to evacuate Thursday night as water rose.

WALB News 10's Christian Jennings talks with a family of five forced out of their home.

Meet Christian and Jeremi Jones, a couple who found themselves "ankle deep" in stress and water Thursday night.

"I noticed water coming up from the foundation in the middle of the house. That's when we knew we had a problem," said Christian Jones.

The family of five living here sandbagged after Saturday's rain but never expected the water to rise so quickly last night.

"I told him grab the diaper bags, let's go, get to higher ground," said Jones.

A foot of water now stands in their home. Friday the couple along with their three kids - Hayli, Noah, and Jack searched for shelter, seeking help with the local EMA - DFACS and the Red Cross.

"'94 was bad, but it didn't affect us. This house has never flooded," said Jones.

And that's what 30 other household are thinking today all affected by the heavy rain and rising water.

Six homes in Miller county including the Jones' has water inside and a big mess to clean up.

"The panel, carpet, all has to come up. It's soaking wet, you can't keep that," she said.

For other homes where water is only feet away from seeping inside more rain headed this way Sunday night, could create a problem.

Spring Creek which runs through Miller county is at 20 feet today - that's 4 feet above flood stage. But they're expecting it to crest just below 21 feet this weekend. Feedback

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