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August 7, 2003

Albany-- Crews are working as fast as they can to stop flooding in South Georgia. Dougherty County Public works spent the day pumping water out of yards south of Albany.

Power and phone crews were also busy today working on downed lines caused by lightning.

Dougherty County Public Works Director Gerald Kirksey, says most of the flooding is occurring South of Albany. "We are working toward helping everybody that calls," says Kirksey. "We check on them, go and look, and talk with the people and advise them on what we can do and we are trying to help everybody we can."

Kirksey says the only way he knows to keep water from flooding their yards is to rent a pump, or for the rain to hold off for a few days.

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