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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  In Lee County, Emergency officials are keeping a close eye on rising creeks.

The Kinchafoonee Creek is expected to crest more than two feet above flood stage at 15 feet by Thursday afternoon. The county received as much as six inches of rain in some areas overnight, and heavy rain to the north will add to it. Emergency management director James Howell says while the creek will flood, they're watching close to make sure it doesn't affect homes.

"Back in January we reached 16.3 which was just a few months ago and maybe still in pretty recent memory for everyone. At 16. 3 we got into a few homes, on the south end of the Kinchafoonee so we're going to be marginal on that," said EMA Director and Fire Chief James Howell.

The Muckalee Creek is also expected to rise, but isn't expected to be at the action level the Kinchafoonee Creek will be.


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