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Stimulus money should help Cairo's flooding problems

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

CAIRO, GA (WALB) - Cairo is the recipient of $400,000 in stimulus money for storm water and road improvements.

The section of town known as the "hot bed" including about 100 homes near 6th Avenue Northwest often floods from heavy rain. Tropical Storm Fay was the worst, when emergency crews had to rescue several people from their homes with boats.

Cairo is one of 23 Georgia cities awarded the stimulus money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the State Community Development Block Grant Recover Act program.

They plan to add in several new water culverts and raise 6th avenue by three feet.

The project should begin in October and be finished in three to six months.

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