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Yards flooded in Crisp County

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

CORDELE, GA (WALB) –Some folks in Crisp County awoke to a surprise this morning...yards covered in water from heavy rain.

No homes were flooded, but ditches were overflowing and water crossed some secondary roads. Barrels and barricades were put up to keep driver's safe.

Kim Carter came home this morning to a much larger creek behind her home.

"Normally the bank is on the other side of those trees right there on the edge," said Carter.

Because of all the rain, water spilled the banks of a normally narrow creek and into her backyard.

"Our water usually gets up this high but it usually recedes a lot quicker than it is now," said Carter.

Not only concerning her but her pets too.

"You can kind of tell it has come up far enough and into their dog pin," said Carter.

Flooding is nothing new for people who live in the area, and as you can see water has poured into the yards of several homes.

"I was real surprised to see all the water I didn't realize it rained that much overnight ," said Trisha Muse.

Sheriff Donnie Haralson says 25 to 30 roads in the county have some extent of water over them.

On the way to Lake Blackshear there were several cones and you had to go around or drive real slow through the water.

And with the forecast of more rain in the near future, some residents are concerned.

"If this water doesn't go somewhere now, where is the new rain going to go? That's what I'm thinking," said Carter.

"If it rained any more if looked like it could have come up and caused some damage," said Carter.

The Sheriff says Crisp County got around 3 inches of rain, but there are no reports of water inside any homes.

The Sheriff says there are two roads closed in the county Coney Road and Sharon Church Road but Emergency management officials will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day.

If you do see water in the road official urge you to not drive through it because it could make for a dangerous situation.

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