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93-year-old woman breaks down on moving day

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - 93-year-old Finea Simpson broke down this afternoon as reality sunk in.

"I've been fighting it back," she said.

Fighting back the tears?" I asked.

"Yes," she replied.

After almost 30 years of living in the home she loves off Slough Loop Road, she's been forced out.

"It sounds scary doesn't it? Sounds scary to have to move," she said with tears in her eyes.

Leaving behind her home full of memories of her deceased husband.

"We're doing the best we can. We're staying with my daughter-in-law."

Water from the Big Slough soaked the wood floors of her mobile home. The water is slowly receding, but her home is unlivable.

"My hope and prayer is that I can get back in there."

If she doesn't, she says it's gardening, she'll miss the most.

"I love to garden and I used to have pretty flowers. I'm not going to be able to do that anymore," she said.

"I tell you I can't think of no where else being home."

With no flood insurance, and if the county doesn't get the federal assistance they're hoping for she may have to get used to the idea of leaving her home behind.

50 homes in Decatur County were affected by flooding. Fortunately, the Flint River is expected to drop back to flood stage by Sunday. And the Big Slough will continue to run, but shouldn't rise anymore.

If you want to help the Simpson family, contact Pastor David Grubs at 1st Church of the Nazarene in Bainbridge at 229-246-6519

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