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High water in Lake Worth worries homeowners

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Some people who live along Lake Worth are worried.

The Flint River is still rising.

The water is at the back door of a home of Beach View drive in the Cromartie beach area.

Wannie Brookerd stacked sandbags and has a pump ready if the water gets higher.

He's concerned about how much water is being released through the Lake Blackshear Dam.

"The manager of Georgia Power in Cordele just left and assured me that they're doing all they can do, it looks now like it's trying to level off, but at Hwy. 32 they're telling me that it's peaked,"Wannie Brookerd, Homeowner.

Dam managers and forecasters don't expect the Flint River to flood homes.

Brookerd has had to rebuild his home twice.

He says if it gets flooded again, he probably won't rebuild.


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