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September 7, 2004

Leesburg-- Lee County sustained slight damage from Tropical Storm Frances.

But, it's what is coming after the storm that could cause the most problems. Slight flooding is expected in about 24 hours.

Kinchafoonee Creek is anticipated to crest nearly four feet above flood level by Thursday night in both Lee County and Dawson. The creek's level was quite low before the rains began and is able to sustain a good deal of water.

The flooding is not expected to damage any homes. Lee County's Assistant Fire Chief, Julian Tye, says, "Not so bad, it should be in a few back yards that are close to the creek but as far as getting into houses I don't think we will have any problems on that."

In Albany, flood stage is 20 feet. The Flint River is expected to exceed that level by three feet by Friday morning. Again, little, if any, structural damage is expected. Remember, in 1994, the waters rose nearly 25 feet above flood level.

Posted at 4:33 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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