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By Kimberly Page - bio | email

BACONTON, GA (WALB) – There were some nervous south Georgians Friday night, watching high water and worried about rain this weekend.  A Mitchell County family is afraid their home could flood for a second time in less than a year.

The Williams live off Highway 19 in Baconton.  Friday morning, they woke up to water nearly inside their home.  Friday afternoon, they started pumping water out of their yard.  A stranger brought his generator to help them out.

Last March, their house flooded and she went county leaders for help.

Temika Williams said, "We went and spoke with our county commissioners in March after the flood happened then. They assured us that they would send someone out here to get everything taken care of, and take a look at it to see where the water was coming from. It's January 2010, and we haven't seen anyone yet."

The Williams just built their house in late 2008.  They plan to spend Friday night with relatives.

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