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Lee officials hope rain ends soon

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Lee County's emergency responders are changing they way they'll respond to an emergency as more rain leaves the county a muddy mess. More than a half dozen dirt roads in the northern end of the county remain closed. 

 Crews spent Friday checking roads like Old Leslie Road for more damage after the county got another inch of rainfall. Water that surrounded homes on Creekside Drive has mostly receded.

Emergency responders say the ground is still saturated, and it will be Sunday before rain that fell today makes it to the creeks.

The Kinchafoonee Creek won't get as high as it did last week. The flooding problems may force emergency responders to make some adjustments.

"Because of low level flooding or the instability of the roads surface we may very well respond an engine or an ambulance from another station even though it's a longer travel route to get to that residence it's a more reliable travel route and we're not worried about the fire truck or ambulance being stuck," said Lee County EMA Director James Howell.

Dougherty County Public Health Officials issued a warning to people with septic tanks and wells that have been underwater because of recent flooding.

The health department will provide free on-site septic tank or sewage system evaluations and private well testing.

 

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