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Flint and Big Slough floods Decatur County

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Decatur county dealing with two separate flooding issues Monday night.

The Big Slough a watershed that runs from Camilla into Bainbridge is normally dry. It's now overflowing onto roadways and forced several people out of their homes over the weekend.

The Flint River is also flooding several homes and isn't expected to crest until Tuesday.

"It's real scary."

Mary Ortega and her four kids can't prepare a meal, drink a glass of water, or even take a bath in their home.

"We just have no water at all," she says.

That's because flood water from the Big Slough destroyed the road in front of their home and Sunday broke the water pipe that runs under the road.

"A lot of families without water right now,"

Sheriff Wiley Griffen says around 150 people live in the Slough Loop Mobile home park. All without water. And it could be several days before the broken pipe is repaired.

"It's rough when you have kids and they can't even take a bath," says Mary Otega.

"Anywhere from six to twelve famillies are effected in this area," says Sheriff Griffin.

Six homes located near the Big Slough have water inside. Many more families forced to evacuate because of rising water.

And across town on the Flint river, more flooding.

Four subdivisions are affected by the Flint river. Six homes have confirmed water inside.  And the river is still rising.

Behind one man's home, 30 steps lead down to the flint river's banks. Now  only 3 steps are accessible.

Now, the only thing everyone can do is monitor the water and use caution.

"Be careful. Watch kids around water. It's really powerful and anyone could get swept away," he says.

The Salvation Army put one family up in a hotel this past weekend. Many are staying with family.

And still others are waiting it out, without water to drink, but plenty to look at outside their window.

The Flint River is predicted to crest in Bainbridge Tuesday afternoon at 31.2 feet. Feedback


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